Re: How do I document vaporware?

Subject: Re: How do I document vaporware?
From: T S <tens00 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 21:01:26 -0500

Whenever we have something that is in the software but is not used yet, we
write "For future use."

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net> wrote:

> Having spent half a week taking all references to a certain feature OUT
> of our software documentation, I am now informed that these references
> are "placeholders" for future development. This means that when our
> users (other software developers) browse through the command line
> interface or the help menu, they are going to find undocumented commands
> (that don't currently do anything anyway).
>
>
>
> There's no telling when these "features" are actually going to be
> implemented (software design plan? We don't need no stinking plan...).
> What would be the best way to mention these in user documentation? I am
> afraid our users will be very confused when they happen across
> undocumented commands. Has anyone else had to deal with this? Thanks for
> any feedback.
>
>
>
>
>
> Sarah Stegall
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