[petsc-dev] [DocTip!] #2: Aiming for self-updating docs

Barry Smith bsmith at petsc.dev
Mon Nov 8 14:56:59 CST 2021

  If we were all as smart as Knuth the community could have followed through with his idea and iteratively developed an extremely powerful set of tools, sadly we are not.

> On Nov 8, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Mark Adams <mfadams at lbl.gov> wrote:
> For those who love literate programming and fortran, PPPL developed this
> in the 80's:
> https://w3.pppl.gov/~krommes/fweb.html <https://w3.pppl.gov/~krommes/fweb.html>
> and I believe it is still maintained.
> I've been working with PPPL people 15+ years and have not seen a code that uses it.
> However I did once get caught by a crazy, brilliant but crazy, Russian at PPPL that yammered on to me about a Latex programming language, that sounded insane but that may have been the delivery, that may very well have been this project.
> I am sure it is dead.

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