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Author Kelly-Bootle, Stan
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract My sermon-text this grumpy month is Matt Barton’s article “The Fine Art of Computer Programming” (<a href="http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/focus-software_as_art">http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/focus-software_as_art), in which he extols the virtues of what is widely called literate programming. As with the related terms literary and literature, we have ample room for wranglings of a theological intensity, further amplified by disputes inherent in the questions: “Is computer science or art?” and “What do programmers need to know?” Just as we must prefer agile to clumsy programming, it’s hard to knock anything literate. Competing methods tend to sound, like, man, kinda illiterate, a term with such a bad reputation that cultures that have not yet invented or borrowed a writing system are called preliterate.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-04-01
Publisher Place New York
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Volume Number 5
Issue Number 3


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Source: ACM Digital Library