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Re^4: An Introduction to Literate Programming with perlWEB

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Jan 13, 2009 at 18:30 UTC ( #736036=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: An Introduction to Literate Programming with perlWEB
in thread An Introduction to Literate Programming with perlWEB

The drawing isn't the document; it's a part of the document, like Chapter XIV in Moby Dick. Maybe the difference is largely nomenclature, in that you're viewing the drawing as a product, analogously to a computer program, where I don't: it's a step, used to describe a part's geometry and no more a complete part description than "steel." On a drawing, one wouldn't say "bolt" without quite a lot of further information, like the size.

From here on was added in an update.

Oddly, I agree with many of your issues with LP, in that it adds a pre-processing layer, and even adds the complication of re-ordering code. I tend to view it as a very elaborate scheme of commentary, which may be a complete misinterpretation of its goals.


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Re^5: An Introduction to Literate Programming with perlWEB
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jan 13, 2009 at 19:09 UTC
    you're viewing the drawing as a product, analogously to a computer program, where I don't:

    As a one-time indentured draughtsman and qualified Mech.Eng, I can tell you that your interpretation is discordant with the way engineers view blueprints. Each blueprint has its own document no.; modifications history; title; keys; etc. They are "documents" in their own right. And in combination with materials lists--which sometimes are included on the drawings, they can be a complete specification for the manufacture of the product.


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