Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More shell, less egg (link)

Jon Bentley had a regular column called “Programming Pearls” in the Communications of the ACM (you may have come across this collection of some of his columns). In 1986 he got interested in literate programming, so he asked Donald Knuth to write a program in that style as a guest column and Doug McIlroy to write a literary-style critique of it. Read more here...