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> In literal (sic) programming, the order of the explanation dictates the flow of text. Conversely, well documented source code follows the order of the program.

org-mode supports noweb-like chunks, so you can do "real, Knuth-like" literate programming. It just makes little sense in the case of configuration files because they're just a collection of mostly-independent bits.




Since configuration in Emacs mostly is code, imho it makes a lot of sense.


It's code, but most of it is simply (use-package ivy ...) or (setq tab-width 3.14), where's the value in chunks? The typical Emacs configuration doesn't contain data structure definitions, algorithm implementations, or error handling that can be more appropriately reorganized for a reader.




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