I'm trying to get my Sphinx documentation build correctly and have cross-references (including those from inherited relations) work right.
In my project, I have a situation which is depicted in the example below, which I replicated for convenience on [this github repo](https://github.com/anjos/sphinx-broken-xref): ```sh $ tree . . ├── a │ ├── b │ │ └── __init__.py │ └── __init__.py ├── conf.py ├── index.rst └── README.md ``` In `a.b.__init__`, I declare classes `A` and `B`. `B` inherits from `A`. In `a.__init__`, I import `A` and `B` like: `from .b import A, B`. The reason I do this in my real projects is to reduce the import paths on modules while keeping implementation of specific classes in separate files. Then, in my rst files, I *autodoc* module `a` with `.. automodule:: a`. Because `a.b` is just an auxiliary module, I don't *autodoc* it since I don't want to get repeated references to the same classes and not to confuse the user on what they should be really doing. I also set `show-inheritance` expecting `a.B` will have a back link to `a.A`. If I try to sphinx-build this in nit-picky mode, I'll get the following warning: ```sh WARNING: py:class reference target not found: a.b.A ``` If I look at the generated documentation for class `B`, then I verify it is not properly linked against class `A`, which just confirms the warning above. If I *autodoc* module `a.b` instead, it will work, but my documentation will not show the shortcuts I intended when I wrote the module. Is there a fix for this without *autodoc*'ing module `a.b`? I.e., keeping the imports in the way they are? Thanks for any tip.  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/40018681/sphinx-cross-referencing-breaks-for-inherited-objects-imported-and-documented-in  https://github.com/anjos/sphinx-broken-xref  https://github.com/sphinx-doc/sphinx/issues/3048 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "sphinx-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sphinx-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sphinx-users. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.