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Re: Fwd: [Contributors] Microsoft Windows Is Offically Broken

akonstam trinity edu wrote:
On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 10:57:03PM +0930, Tim wrote:

On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 14:39 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:

Also a GUI tends to be a moving target, thereby making
what documentation there is out of date.

A good GUI shouldn't need documentation, though; it should explain
itself intuitively, and provide some hints for the more difficult bits.

I have an ex-student who made a claim like this recently. His company
produces a product that needs no documentation. It is "intuitively
obvious" he says.
Balderdash. I am still waiting for the program that needs no
documentation. I think I will die first. Linux Journal put me on to

My code doesn't need documentation... It's self-documenting. See
how obvious it is? And NO COMMENTS!


We've all heard that line before in a dozen different ways.


This message made from 100% recycled bits.
You have found the bank of Larn.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
I speak only for myself, and I am unanimous in that!

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