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    I remember when this came out (first public release seems to be from 2010—now I feel old). I think that docco introduced me (and probably lots of other people) to literate programming. Later I read C Interfaces and Implementations, which is a great book-length example of literate programming.

    There were a lot of versions of docco in other languages. They’re fun to consider in $YOUR_FAVORITE_LANG. (Sadly almost all of the demo pages are now 404. The moment has passed.)

    Looking at the earliest history of docco, I’m surprised to see that it was originally in Ruby. I think I only picked up on it after the rewrite to Coffeescript. Jeremy Ashkenas seems to have had (nearly) unlimited energy and creativity around that time.

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      Jeremy Ashkenas seems to have had (nearly) unlimited energy and creativity around that time.

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one who remembers his prolific contributions. What a practitioner!

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        Docco inspired me to make one for Racket, but I sort of left it in an unfinished state. I might try to go back and do more work on it now since I’m a bit better with Racket now than I was… 5 years ago? Feels like ages ago now.