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Literate Programming
     

Literate Programming

by Donald E. Knuth
 

This anthology of essays from Donald Knuth, "the father of computer science," and the inventor of literate programming includes early essays on related topics such as structured programming, as well as The Computer Journal article that launched literate programming itself. Many examples are given, including excerpts from the programs for TeX and

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This anthology of essays from Donald Knuth, "the father of computer science," and the inventor of literate programming includes early essays on related topics such as structured programming, as well as The Computer Journal article that launched literate programming itself. Many examples are given, including excerpts from the programs for TeX and METAFONT. The final essay is an example of CWEB, a system for literate programming in C and related languages.

This volume is first in a series of Knuth's collected works.

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Booknews
If programming is an art, then Donald Knuth is Michaelangelo. Knuth feels that computer programs and books about computer programming should be interesting, entertaining, and literate. Thirteen of Knuth's most interesting essays are collected here, including the Computer Journal article that launched literate programming. Although most of the examples are in either Pascal or ALGOL 60, C programmers and others will still benefit from the material. The last essay describes CWEB, a system for literate programming in C and related languages. Highly recommended for all programmers and would-be programmers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937073803
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Series:
Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series , #27
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
893,549
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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