literate programming

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Donald Knuth in 1984.

Noun[edit]

literate programming (uncountable)

  1. (programming) A programming paradigm in which a program is given as an explanation of the program logic in a natural language (such as English), interspersed with snippets of macros and traditional source code, from which compilable representation can be generated.