Re: Try selling the sizzle of what you do.

Subject: Re: Try selling the sizzle of what you do.
From: Paul DuBois <paul -at- kitebird -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 09:27:32 -0600


At 11:10 +0000 2/15/03, Peter Hirons wrote:

> In order to really understand how a program or part of a program works,
it pays to exercise it in lots of different ways, often in ways that
the developers never thought of. My experience is that this frequently
uncovers bugs in the software.

Which leads to the inevitable question "Do you want me to document it the
way the spec says it ought to work, or the way it actually works?"

That is never a question. Documentation documents actual behavior,
or else it is fiction.

One might say "X is intended to do Y, but it actually behaves like this..."
of course.


Peter
Nr Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland


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