RE: Quality of source material from Development

Subject: RE: Quality of source material from Development
From: Iggy <iggy_1996dp -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 16:14:37 -0800 (PST)

Isn't this what design and functional specifications
are for? To communicate how the application should be
built (which includes syntax in output/commands)? I
don't understand why you'd need developers to spoon
feed you syntax when it could be determined by knowing
what your product does, how it is constructed, and
what protocols it follows...

> Your situation is exactly what my friend is trying
> to get started --
> developers provide and maintain a spreadsheet that
> lists the command syntax,
> description, and other technical reference material.
> The tech writers can
> refer to this spreadsheet when writing and
> maintaining customer documents.
> Other posts indicate this situation is rare.
> But thanks for letting me know it actually does
> occur elsewhere.

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