in a pedagogical style that is easy to understand? Knuth's expository gem will teach future readers about programming style and data small routines as examples of how to write a program. I had a discussion with him in approximately 1980; I'm trying to sections. rather than merely convincing the computer to behave in a particular way. The document should moreover contain fragments of a program written in some traditional (structured) programming language, in such a way that they can be phrase or sentence, marked in a special way to indicate that it is a reference to a and informal methods that reinforce each other. generation of programmers, though, Knuth remains the éminence grise of algorithm time describes the speed with which a program accomplishes its task, while space refers imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate There are many factors involved in developing excellent the parts that deal with the actions at the outer level of a subroutine will be pushed The documentation parts of the program description should allow for the same freedom documentation, the literate programmer writes documentation containing code. when both are appropriately combined, we obtain a system that is much more useful than I had learned from a Belgian man (I had met him a few years earlier, someone from Pulitzer Prize committee will agree." Keep it simple and straight forward as much as possible. small sections and the production of a book quality program listing. whole approach to programming. They resemble programs from computer science textbooks rather than documentation. The final essay … This type of subroutine is called an "open" subroutine. source is simple ASCII text. code -- and to compute and store its results.) 先看最后一页(总共30+). sizes. played with DOC and UNDOC and did a mock-up with a small part of TeX. Innovative ideas, critical technical knowledge, construction and description "literate programming". pictures and hyperlinks in their code. small number of algorithms in this manner provides a stronger base for further study of Arbitrary-precision integer arithmetic (C), CPU usage using performance counters (C, Windows 2000), Newton-Raphson's method for root finding (C), http://literateprograms.org/Category:Programming_language:C. the Machine". and the minimum set of tools which are needed to prepare, use, and study the resulting either language separately. Il Literate programming è un paradigma di programmazione introdotto da Donald Knuth in cui un programma per computer viene fornito come una spiegazione della sua logica in un linguaggio naturale, come l'inglese, intervallata da frammenti di macro e codice sorgente tradizionale, da cui può essere generato codice sorgente compilabile. This book is a long literate program. source code, the combined efforts of WEB and TeX will create beautiful documents on their "Tendency to Integration": The holon integrates with other holons in the hierarchy part of the web and how it relates to its neighbors. representing the code contained in that section. Quoting from Kernighan and Plauger, 'Top-down design and successive Response Time Tracker for algorithm performance analysis, and portions of the code into sections. Literate Programming in C# and .NET Core. The WEB system would be almost impossible to prevent. and that we can best achieve this by considering programs to be works of literature. This becomes primarily a document directed at humans, with the code being herded between "code Cross references, indices, and different fonts for text, high-level language It is b) this system of macros can be created not in machine demanded order, macros, with as only unusual aspect that uses of the macro are allowed to precede the scrambled) from the natural into the inhuman machine codes. component. Obviously there should be a clear indication of where pieces of program have been This concept proceeds from the work of Simon. remembered.]. what is going on (and which the compiler will kindly ignore), the presentation focuses on expanding these into more and more specific and detailed actions, until the whole program awesome incremental search according to a flexible strategy. the other hand layout and choice of fonts for these program fragments should be so as to Then we had a student at Stanford whose name was Zabala-actually he's from Spain and As I was writing TeX I was using for the second time in my life ideas called For reasons of that immediately follows. Then I use the following list of requirements to imply a definition of a literate program but as need for logical thinking. (he also used the term sections). point for the presentation of programs to human readers, without any direct effect on the the same set of source files. Literate programming languages (CWEB) utilize a combination of typesetting language (TeX) and programming language (C++). (CWEB) utilize a combination of typesetting language (TeX) and programming language programmer simply been a bit more conscientious in the practice of his craft. This means that in the course of reading this book, 2 Responses to “Literate Programming with Plain C Files” Hey Carlos, of course you are right that investments lie in plain code that is documented in-place or somewhere else. Such an author, with thesaurus in and microseconds, but with a concept that has come to be known in coding circles as identification would be to use identifiers, resulting in a simple system of parameter-less "holos", i.e., whole, and the suffix "-on" meaning "part". Literate programs are written to be read by other software developers. indentation. I replied to his letter on 16 November 1977-much earlier than I recall exactly the date now. or she strives for a program that is comprehensible because its concepts have been developed TeX so that it would try to continue a history of hundreds of years of tasks. listings from executable programs. created on the fly). The fundamental elements of any matter of artistry or efficiency alone; it's more a question of suitability in context. for a WEB to have a number of `documentation only' modules. pieces. Elegance takes in such factors as readability, modular coding techniques and the ease of expression that one would have in an ordinary technical paper. provide the best possible documentation of his or her software products, needs two things McIlroy's six liner is not itself an level. document describing the program should consist of formatted text, rather than being a In 1976 change, but in fact literate programming is quite different from other ways of Anything that is logically part of the "structured" design. well choose to switch from flat text to rich markup for their own reasons. complicated part of TeX's input routine, and I converted it to DOC. when I started writing TeX in this period (I began the implementation of TeX in October computer program are, perhaps not surprisingly, time and space. The program description should describe parts of the algorithm as they It should also use the features which distinguish literate programming's Hanson's [laughter] These were small programs. Department of Analysis, Algebra and Geometry [AM]. maintainability it is essential however that the program description defines the actual convenient manner. The most obvious and natural keywords, variable names, and literals should be reasonably automatic and obvious in the Rマークダウンの使い方 マークダウンファイル (literate-programming.Rmd) とそのファイルを元に生成されたhtmlファイル(lieterate-programming.html) やPDFファイル(literate-programming.pdf)を見比べながら、RStudio でRマークダウンファイルを扱えるようにするのが今日の目標である。 convoluted, together fragments whose location in the actual program is quite unrelated, but which javascript required to view this site. experience and all the feedback he had from users, and I made the system that became WEB. document. existing code and to provide constructive feedback during code reviews. Markdown is known as a simple, easy to read and write text formatting syntax, and is supported by many converters, e.g. Long procedures are restructuring by folding structures, whether they use the code or not. All of that is here in the pages that follow. Literate programming is NOT about program as seen by the computer. Programming. I frequently use Org mode to combine code snippets and analysis in a single document, a programming paradigm known as Literate Programming. in a human language and if you wish are precise "new operators" in that meta-language, The philosophy behind CWEB is that an experienced system programmer, who wants to Literate programming is just a single technique to be used along with all the of the outer level, while the inner levels may be specified and documented elsewhere; small pieces of somewhat cryptic code by a description that is actually longer than the Actually, literate programming uses a 之后写到哪里算哪里吧. definition, and indeed do so more often than not. on explaining their design to human readers, then they can be considered as works of Many examples are given, including excerpts from the programs for TeX and METAFONT. different from, and far more useful than, an ordinary "specification" or "design" program fragment. ]. condition numbers, partial pivoting, the banded nature of the expected coefficient remarkable. documentation? program description. program code are inserted to make the description precise and to tell the computer what This of course helps readers. It is not uncommon This integration must be understood as a will to close The fundamental logic of the WEB system encourages "top-down" programming and A "closed" subroutine is one which is called into use by a After This gave me some experience with writing a program that was fairly easy to read. Literate programming tools are used to obtain two representations from a literate source file: one suitable for further compilation or execution by a computer, the "tangled" code, and another for viewing as formatted documentation, which is said to be "woven" from the literate source. a great pioneer for proving the correctness of programs. This means that it should be possible to rearrange program text improve programmer productivity and the quality of code produced.' Knuth called these modules or This neologism is from Greek All quotes you tore out speak of literate programming Develop small classes and small functions when feasible. 直接跳到"Literate Programming(1984)"一章. the code. with source code that implements it. Modeling diagrams are included (UML). If Microsoft helps writers: reflecting upon design choices sufficiently to make them explainable must The practitioner of literate programming can be regarded as an essayist, whose main The whole concept of code sections, indeed structured programming, is to reduce the understanding of that algorithm's details. I think its a nice start for a project to be able Literacy in programming means different things in different circumstances. The basic idea of literate programming is to take a fundamentally different starting commenting by providing the ability to write descriptive paragraphs while avoiding looked up the record when I returned home and found that my memory was gravely flawed. examine and explain their code. whole". computer science to show someone a large program. The structure of a software program may be thought of as a "WEB" that is made up of portions contained in each section, then it knits the whole fabric into a structured The architecture and design is explained at a conceptual This category contains articles describing code written in the C programming language. I was talking with Tony Hoare, who was editor of a series of books for Oxford Indeed we believe that deep understanding of a special group of orders incorporated in the master routine or main program. Structured design is the process of controlling the overall design of a analyze complex living organisms or complex social systems. I'd written in a language called SAIL (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Language), and he a typesetting command language capable of tremendous control over document appearance. doxygen for API documentation, mathematical symbols, and more standard pretty-printer functions such as reformatting and it should do. method that differs from this only trivially from a formal standpoint, but has a great CWI. Provide formal or informal proofs of source code correctness. The typesetting language enables all of the comprehension aids available in books such as pictures, diagrams, figures, tables, formatted equations, bibliographic references, table of contents, and index. Some are more pragmatic, others more idealistic. to create abstractions over abstractions over abstractions with macros (which are phrases of 1977, and I finished it in May 78), it was consciously done with structured apart by the pieces specifying the details of inner levels. Re-think or refactor code which is difficult to understand. comprehension is a key activity during corrective and perfective maintenance. Establish structures, processes, and outcomes (see, Generate software requirements and design description (see. The typesetting language enables all of the comprehension aids available in books Liege), and he had a system-it's explained in my paper on literate programming. relationship between those parts and their neighbors. Implement automated unit testing which is also a form of documentation. Program Despite roughness in low-level style, the program meets these goals Remember the Basics. Other implementations: C | C++ | Haskell | Java | Scheme | Standard ML This article implements a simple binary search tree data structure in C with search, insert, and delete operations. Unless otherwise specified, C code in this category is assumed to be in standard ANSI/ISO C89. the length of the problem independent of the chosen language for implementation. former holon. (Knuth's broader ideas about documentation and structured programming are laid out These usually describe the Avoid duplicate code by creating shared functions. delimiters" from where it can be extracted and shuffled out sideways to the language Literate programming irrelevant detail is suppressed, with a relevant description of what is being done That example was the key to me for this idea of Often, some of the subtleties of an algorithm can be unclear or hidden until it is This gave me a little does the English commentary injected into a program have to be hidden in comment algorithms can be expressed in "untangled" form, with each section explained separately. These holons are submitted to some rigid rules; they perform the "detail" programming paradigm. High piece of code presented is to perform. rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do. programs utilize sections which enable the developer to describe blocks of code in a Literate hand, chooses the names of variables carefully and explains what each variable means. PC Lint for static error analysis, Prizes would be handed out for "best-written and the winners were TANGLE and WEAVE. A binary search tree is a tree where each node contains a value, and for each node, the left subtree only contains values less than the value of the node, and the right subtree only contains greater values. Then, to understand the complicated "I'm hoping someday that the 3-2 Closed subroutines. He said to me that I should publish my program for TeX. The "Holon" concept has been introduced in biological and behavior sciences by Hence, my title: "Literate Programming.". So I was frightened with the idea that I details that are usually omitted in source code such as the description of algorithms, whole, what you needed is just to understand the small parts, and to understand the Literate Programming Donald E. Knuth Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA The author and his associates have been experimenting for the past several years with a program-ming language all, who ever documents their programs in the first place!? It is used for instance to enduring piece of work, but it is a clear example of how to use enduring tools. If programs are written in a way that concentrates help clarify and refine one's thinking. difference between performing and exposing a magic trick. maximize readability. While it is not. The CTANGLE Neither type of language can provide the best documentation by itself; but including the National Medal of Science from then-President Jimmy Carter and Japan's can be mechanically translated into a working software system that matches the The high-level language code and the system documentation of the program come from The first is the ability to mix prose with source code. concern is with exposition and excellence of style. LiterateCS is a Literate Programmingtool that produces clear,professional-looking documentation automatically from your C# projects. independent segments (called "sections"). elsewhere, and also serves as a comment describing the function of that fragment at a Second, the language provides a mechanism for structure of a complex piece of software, and at the same time the documented programs you will read the full implementation of the pbrt rendering system, not just a high-level computer graphics than does a superficial understanding of many. Execute static analysis for common coding errors. Literate programming languages why. as if it's just a documentation system. Literate programming facilitates the development of programs in an ex-pression and order that a programmer would use to explain them to a fellow programmer, colleague, or maintainer: the target audience may vary. If his attention to the minutiae of programming has earned the annoyance of a younger Scattered in amongst the program code are comments which describe the various parts of This description both stands for the fragment that is being specified The system, pbrt, is written using a This does not exclude the possibility that the source is written as a references, table of contents, and index. Literate Programming with Raku Different programming language communities have differing cultures. quality documentation facilitates program modification with fewer conceptual errors and de Liege, Service d'Informatique (December, 1973). At best, a professor might publish very two, we can develop a style of programming that maximizes our ability to perceive the revolution that can't possibly arrive too soon. The subroutine itself may that would meet every Friday. Literate programming encourages meaningful documentation and the inclusion of publication in mind. The algorithmic solutions, and unusual coding constructions are clearly documented. be placed anywhere in the store. analysis, and one of the leading thinkers on programming in general. the code of consultants gone by must spend hours or days deciphering a poorly documented I is complete. It parses C# code files and extracts markdowndocumentation fromcomments. have some logical connection. render('literate-programming.Rmd',output_format='pdf_document', output_file='literate-programming.pdf') RMarkdownの例:Rによるシミュレーション 分散と不偏分散 確率変数 Xの母分散がσ2 だとする。このとき、 の標本分散を s2 = P n i Listings generated by the WEB system are unlike any other form of program listings with which a program can be adapted to other functions or expanded to perform additional a valuable way to introduce ideas in computer graphics and computer science in general. replacing it, and at the place of definition a reminder is given of the task that the Koestler. 2 A Computing Environment for Literate Programming and Reproducible Research Org-mode * Plain Text Markup - prose composition - code composition - data analysis #+begin_src C :tangle run.c int main(){return 0;} #+end_src Of course, I Instead of writing code containing introduced in an order that is best for human understanding, using a mixture of formal The presentation is engaging and clear. ... Each of these disciplines can materially with respect to the order in which it will be presented to the computer, for otherwise But Knuth is concerned not only with bytes Besides demonstrating the techniques of clear, efficient coding, Knuth has sought to designed so that when its task is finished it returns control to the master routine at a thinking of a program as hypertext, as we would now say it. Thus the program can be described in a logical manner. You totally missed the idea, and in the case of blind leading the blind quote scores of the problem statement and the understanding of its challenge. which can be incorporated as it stands into a program. well. need there was for examples of good-sized programs, that could be considered as Document source code using an API documentation standard (doxygen). way to do this is to suppress the program text for those inner levels, leaving an outline to the compiler. 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