Dan's noweb tools

Literate programming is a programming discipline invented by Don Knuth, the fundamental tenet of which is that computer programs should be presented mainly to be read by people, not to be read by a computer. Code and documentation are interleaved in an order most appropriate to human comprehension.

Literate programming is a great idea, but Knuth's own LP tools, WEB and later CWEB, are pretty Byzantine and inflexible, and very fiddly. A few other LP tools have sprung up, and the industry standard at this point seems to be Norman Ramsey's noweb. I like noweb a great deal; it's very flexible and easy to use. One product of its flexiblity is the fact that I was easily able to write a few tools to add functionality I needed.

These tools are:

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Last updated 17 Feb 1999