By (author) Donald E. Knuth
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Literate Programming by Donald E. Knuth
Book DescriptionLiterate programming is a programming methodology that combines a programming language with a documentation language, making programs more robust, more portable, and more easily maintained than programs written only in a high-level language. Computer programmers already know both kinds of languages; they need only learn a few conventions about alternating between languages to create programs that are works of literature. A literate programmer is an essayist who writes programs for humans to understand, instead of primarily writing instructions for machines to follow. When programs are written in the recommended style they can be transformed into documents by a document compiler and into efficient code by an algebraic compiler. This anthology of essays from the inventor of literate programming includes Knuth's early papers on related topics such as structured programming, as well as the Computer Journal article that launched literate programming itself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780937073803
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald E. Knuth
Companion to the Papers of Donald Knuth, Paperback (March 2012)
The author's seminal publications have earned him a loyal following among scholars and computer scientists. In this volume, he explains and comments on the changes he has made to his work over the years in response to new technologies and the evolving understanding of key concepts in computer science.
Algorithmes, Paperback (August 2011)
A French translation of seventeen papers by Donald E Knuth on algorithms both in the field of analysis of algorithms and in the design of new algorithms.
Elements Pour Une Histoire de l'Informatique, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Donald E. Knuth
Focuses on publications by Donald E Knuth, one of the world's leading computer programmers. This title features papers discussing the history of computer science from ancient Babylon to modern times and surveying the field of computer science and the nature of algorithms.
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