|Writing Documentation email@example.com (Philip Herron) (2010-02-10)|
|Re: Writing Documentation firstname.lastname@example.org (2010-02-10)|
|Re: Writing Documentation email@example.com (Philip Herron) (2010-02-16)|
|Re: Writing Documentation firstname.lastname@example.org (2010-02-16)|
|Date:||Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:34:07 -0600|
|Posted-Date:||13 Feb 2010 11:27:57 EST|
email@example.com (Philip Herron) wrote:
> But I am finding it difficult in what way to document all of this in a
> thesis style paper, are there any styles or things to think about when
> writing formally about all of this? Should i just write as if its like
> a tutorial into everything about my language? Or is there formal ways
> of doing this?
"It depends ...."
Even in a thesis, it may well be appropriate to start with a brief
tutorial to introduce the basic concepts of the language. Then one needs
to describe each concept and each construct clearly, although probably
in rather less detail than a language standard would.
For examples, your best bet look at successful published books: the
tutorial in _The C programming Language_ by Kernigan & Ritchie is
noticeably good and has been imitated several times.
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