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Latest commit e5122dc Feb 27, 2017 @jostylr v1.0.0 This updates to v2.0.0 of the library. It removes augments, ad…
…ds in mapc, adds in better log formatting and options. There will be still some more stuff added to this but hopefully nothing changed or taken away of the syntax.

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This is the fat command-line client for literate-programming-lib. It contains the full functionality for literate programming, including useful commands such as jshint included in it. For a thin client, check out litpro

Full documentation: Literate Programming, MD: How to Treat and Prevent Software Project Mess

This is not done being fully baked, hence v0.9. But this does represent a significant break from 0.8.4. You can take a look at for some observations of mine as I converted from the old version to the new.

Install using npm install literate-programming

Usage is ./node_modules/bin/litpro file and it has some command flags.

If you want a global install so that you just need to write literate-programming then use npm install -g literate-programming.

The library has a full listing of the syntax, commands, and directives. Here we list the flags and new commands and directives.

Example usage

Save the following code to file and run literate-programming

# Welcome

So you want to make a literate program? Let's have a program that outputs
all numbers between 1 to 10.

Let's save it in file count.js

[count.js](#Structure "save: | jshint")

## Structure 

We have some intial setup. Then we will generate the array of numbers. We
end with outputting the numbers. 

    var numarr = [], start=1, end = 11, step = 1;



## Output 

At this point, we have the array of numbers. Now we can join them with a
comma and output that to the console.

    console.log("The numbers are: ", numarr.join(", ") );

## Loop

Set the loop up and push the numbers onto it. 

    var i;
    for (i = start; i < end; i += step) {


For more information, see the documentation book which is free to read online or available for purchase as a PDF.

Some particularly useful syntax sections are:

Use and Security

It is inherently unsecure to compile literate program documents. No effort has been made to make it secure. Compiling a literate program using this program is equivalent to running arbitrary code on your computer. Only compile from trusted sources, i.e., use the same precautions as running a node module.