Re: How do I document vaporware?

Subject: Re: How do I document vaporware?
From: John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:41:36 -0600

Blank pages. Obviously. ; )

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 5:46 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

John Cook
Technical Writer / Help Author
john dot cook at gmail dot com

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