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RE: [XP] Ob-literate programming

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  • Kent Beck
    Bill, Kent Beck s Guide to Better Smalltalk (not my choice of title) is a collection of columns from the late, lamented Smalltalk Report. Many of them are
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      Bill,

      "Kent Beck's Guide to Better Smalltalk" (not my choice of title) is a
      collection of columns from the late, lamented Smalltalk Report. Many of them
      are literate programs.

      Sincerely yours,

      Kent Beck
      Three Rivers Institute

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bill Rutiser
      > Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 5:20 AM
      > To: extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [XP] Ob-literate programming
      >
      > Kent Beck wrote:
      >
      > >Following Knuth's lead, I try to point out what I find
      > interesting about a
      > >program. I try to write a coherent story, so a reader can
      > follow the program
      > >end-to-end. Sometimes what is interesting is the design, or
      > a clever use of
      > >the programming language, or a performance optimization, or
      > the theory
      > >behind the program. I haven't ever incorporated a reference
      > manual or user
      > >guide, though. Those seem to me to be directed at a
      > different audience.
      > >
      > >Sincerely yours,
      > >
      > >Kent Beck
      > >Three Rivers Institute
      > >
      > >
      > Kent,
      >
      > Have you published or posted any examples of your literate
      > programming?
      >
      > Bill Rutiser
      > Gaithersburg, MD, US
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