This article is from the Literate Programming FAQ, by David B. Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Nelson Beebe has collected an extensive bibliography treating literate
programming. His work is available for anonymous ftp from
ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/bib/. Be sure to look around this
site; there are many things of interest to user of TeX resources as
well as literate programmers.
Although I have not verified this, LPA is an alternate source for
these files. Note that they are updated frequently (Nelson says
several times each week), so be sure to get a fresh copy before
extensive use. Joachim Schrod indicates that these files may be
updated daily and can be retrieved via anonymous ftp at