Lemma – a processor to “cite” source code code in documentation

This looks interesting. A way of transitively including code examples from current, tested, code into documentation. In some ways it’s in the same vein as Knuth’s “Literate Programming” and its associated tools, although it does not quite go as far in abandoning the structure of code in favour of the structure of readable documentation. Lemma …

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InformIT: Interview with Donald Knuth

the idea of immediate compilation and “unit tests” appeals to me only rarely, when I’m feeling my way in a totally unknown environment and need feedback about what works and what doesn’t. Otherwise, lots of time is wasted on activities that I simply never need to perform or even think about. Nothing needs to be …

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