[Edu-sig] Writing books/manuals containing code

Lee Harr missive at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 3 16:17:30 CEST 2005

>I have just started writing a course manual to introduce students to
>programming.  There are going to be lots of code examples, and I was
>wondering: is there a way to insert the code into the document from
>external files, so I can test all the files and make sure the code
>works, even if I edit it?

You might want to look at Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Python.

I remember that being able to test all of the code examples was
an important consideration in the system he set up for the book.

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