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Re: Quote by Knuth

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Quote by Knuth
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 18:09:43 +0200
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Christopher Dimech wrote:

>> There are no millions of programmers using "literate
>> programming"...
> Mostly they are school children and some academics teaching
> them.

Teaching them what, exactly?

>> We should count LaTeX programmers and org-mode users,
>> I think these are most of that population. I’m not even
>> sure of what’s the count of programmers worldwide already
>> so well… Millions could indeed be a great exageration.
> You should not count typesetting as programming.
> Producing a document is not about computation

LaTeX is domain-specific programming.

> but a literary text, which by definition has to be a human
> literate result. Scripting languages have also the
> capability for human literate results.

All general-purpose languages can do anything with computers,
but often it is much better to use specific tools for
a specific purpose, and LaTeX is one such tool.

> There are about 16 million programmers in the world.


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