Literate Programming

Hans Georg Schaathun hg at
Sat Apr 9 11:25:30 EDT 2011

On Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:58:34 -0400, Tim Arnold
  <tim.arnold at> wrote:
:  If you already know LaTeX, you might experiment with the *.dtx docstrip 
:  capability.

Hi.  Hmmm.  That's a new thought.  I never thought of using docstrip
with anything but LaTeX.  It sounds like a rather primitive tool for
handling python code, and I would expect some serious trouble getting
sensible highlighting in vim/eclim (or most other editors for that 
matter).  But I'll give it a thought.  Thanks.

:  It has some pain points if you're developing from scratch, but I use it once 
:  I've got a system in reasonable shape.

Hmmm.  I wonder if I am every going to reach that stage :-)

:             You have full control over the 
:  display and you can make the code files go anywhere you like when you run 
:  pdflatex on your file.

If you use docstrip with python, what packages do you use to highlight
code and markup programming concepts (methods/classes/variables)?
If I may ask ...

:-- Hans Georg

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