2007-02-09 12:38

Playing with literate programming

I am using ra-plugins as a toy to do things I never bothered in other projects.

I am doing unit-testing. And now... some literate programming!

Ok, not much, and not very well, but at least I am playing with Lp4all which is a nice, simple tool to generate nice HTML from slightly wiki-marked sources.

You can see some little things in my code here. My veredict so far? A nice way to keep the code documented in a fashion that ocasinal browsers can follow.

The main thing missing is automatic cross-referencing.

In general, I am finding that this (and unit testing) helps me express explicitly to myself what the heck I am trying to do, and see if the code actually does it. Which is a really good thing.


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