Combining the use of a text formatting language such as TeX and a conventional programming language so as to maintain documentation and source code together.
Literate programming may use the inverse comment convention.
Perl’s literate programming system is called pod.
[lit-uh-rah-tee] /ˌlɪt əˈrɑ ti/ plural noun, singular literatus [lit-uh-rah-tuh s] /ˌlɪt əˈrɑ təs/ (Show IPA) 1. persons of scholarly or literary attainments; intellectuals. /ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtiː/ plural noun 1. literary or scholarly people n. “men and women of letters; the learned class as a whole,” 1620s, from Latin literati/litterati, plural of literatus/litteratus “lettered” (see literate). The proper […]
[lit-uh-rey-tim] /ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm/ adverb 1. letter-for-letter; literally. [wer-bah-tim et lee-te-rah-tim; English ver-bey-tim et lit-uh-rey-tim] /wɛrˈbɑ tɪm ɛt ˌli tɛˈrɑ tɪm; English vərˈbeɪ tɪm ɛt ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm/ adverb, Latin. 1. word for word and letter for letter; in exactly the same words. /ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtɪm/ adverb 1. letter for letter
/ˌlɪtəˈreɪʃən/ noun 1. the use of letters to represent sounds or words n. “representation of sounds by alphabetic letters,” 1843, from Latin litera (see letter (n.1)) + -ation.
[lit-uh-rey-ter] /ˈlɪt əˌreɪ tər/ noun 1. . /ˈlɪtəˌreɪtə/ noun 1. another word for littérateur