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Tool philosophy

Here we will discuss possible and different tool organizations. We call it 'tool philosophy'. Our point is not to force the programmer into a specialized environment for authoring of program documentation. We go for documentation enabling of existing environments. In our experience, programmers are rather conservative, and most of them want to continue working in their favorite environments. There must be major advantages in a new environment in order for the programmers to shift.

  • Possible tool organizations:

    • Provide a brand new tool with an embedded editing environment for elucidative programming

      • Like Sametinger's Dogma System

    • Introduce a separate processing tool and augment an existing editor with knowledge about elucidative programming

      • Typically a Unix and Emacs solution

    • Include elucidative aspects into current integrated programming environments

      • Long term goal - requires industrial collaboration

Programmers do not want to be forced into a new and specialized editing environment