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CWEB System of Structured Documentation, The

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CWEB System of Structured Documentation, The


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  • Copyright 1994
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • Pages: 242
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-201-57569-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-57569-9

WEB is a software system that facilitates the creation of readable programs. It was originally developed by Donald E. Knuth as he programmed the TeX typesetting system. Users of WEB are able to

  • Write programs of superior quality;
  • Produce state-of-the-art documentation;
  • Greatly reduce debugging time;
  • Maintain programs easily as conditions change.
CWEB is a version of WEB for documenting C and C++ programs. WEB was adapted to C by Silvio Levy in 1987, and since then both Knuth and Levy have revised and enhanced the system in many ways, notably to support C++ and ANSI C. Thus CWEB combines TeX with two of today's most widely used professional programming languages.

This book is the definitive user's guide and reference manual for the CWEB system. The CWEB software itself is freely available via anonymous ftp from labrea.stanford.edu on the Internet.



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