This being mid-term week for course I am a TA for, the lab sections I taught yesterday were made optional, and so apart from handling several questions on exam questions and assignments, I had some free time.

That time was spent reading Lambda the Ultimate, which was how I noticed the LiteratePrograms wiki. Based on Wikipedia’s MediaWiki, with added feature from the noweb literate programming system, it is to collaborative programming what other wikis are to collaborative writing. You can declare code blocks, and if the language is supported get syntax highlighting for free; the code is automatically packaged into a zip archive everytime someone hits the download link.

Check it out. But if you’re teaching a programming course, don’t mention it to your students😉

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