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Knuth With Knobs On — Literate Program Development

  • J. P. Pardoe
  • S. J. Wade

Abstract

Two years ago the authors read Knuth’s “Literate Programming” [KNUT84] with great excitement feeling that a door had been opened to superior programming techniques and methodologies. This immediate rapture was somewhat abated when they realised just how limited was the potential user community; the idea was too good to be restricted to the computer scientists and systems programmers of this world. Knuth himself describes his program WEB as: ‘Specifically for the peculiar breed of people who are called computer scientists’.

Keywords

Design Statement Source Document Executable Code Program Design Language Software Project Management 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Pardoe
    • 1
  • S. J. Wade
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Development GroupLiverpool PolytechnicUK

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