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Re: Colorizing 'emacs-lisp' when it is exported?


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Colorizing 'emacs-lisp' when it is exported?
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:44:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

>> "Literate programming" - have you heard of that?
>
> No?

OK, now I have.

Yes, it is like constraint programming - instead of
specifying the solution, you specify the problem - and
then the CP module will transform that problem into a
search space of possible representations, and then
search will take place to find a representation that
fulfills the constraints.

Or, it could be like an editor (WYSIWYG, as I
mentioned) which is a bit more down to earth, and more
interactive.

I like CP but it is only suitable for a small set of
problems, like Sudoku, schedules, and the like, that
are easy to define, and, as for the solutions, brute
force search is more efficient (especially with the
super-speed computers of today), than manually being
"intelligent" (algorithmic) about it.

WYSIWYG I don't like because they place a layer between
you and the end result. Then you will not only have the
limitation that is you (as an imperfect human being)
but also the limitations of the tool (technology + the
people who did it + ...) - so I see only you loosing on
this equation. What you see is what you get = what you
see is ALL you get (if you are lucky).

-- 
Emanuel Berg, programmer-for-rent. CV, projects, etc at uXu
underground experts united:  http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573


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