This article is from the Literate Programming FAQ, by David B. Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Another author (Norman Ramsey) wrote me and asked that his opinions be
included in the FAQ. What follows are Norman's comments verbatim.
I see it's time for the ``how is literate programming different from
verbose commenting'' question. Perhaps David Thompson will get this
into the FAQ. Alert! What follows are my opinions. In no way do I
claim to speak for the (fractious) literate-programming community.
How is literate programming different from verbose commenting?
There are three distinguishing characteristics. In order of
importance, they are: