Re: How to document a programming language?

Subject: Re: How to document a programming language?
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 10:44:13 -0800 (PST)

A third type has been gaining popularity lately: the
Cookbook, or code examples for common tasks, since
most people seem to learn by emulating an archetype
and applying modifications.

--- neilson -at- windstream -dot- net wrote:

> There are essentially two parts to documenting a
> computer language. The first part, often initially
> constructed in an esoteric or incredibly concise
> fashion by the creator of the language, is a
> reference manual. It answers the question, "What are
> the parts of the language and how are they legally
> put together?" The second is the "language user's
> manual" and it (if properly done) addresses the
> problems to be solved.

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