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Literate Programming in Forth

By Peter Knaggs, High Street and Paisley Pa Be

Abstract

We look at Donald Knuth's concept of \Literate Programming,"investigating exactly what it is and how itisusedtoassistconventional programmers. We then ask what lessons we can learn from this idea and if it is possible to apply them to Forth. We look at the alterations needed to the system and/or Forth to allow ustotake advantage of this system. Indeed do we obtain all of the advantages that Knuth claims. Finally some examples of Forth coding techniques are given allowing us to compare the more traditional techniques with Knuth's system. 1 What is Literate Programmin

Year: 1995
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