Re: Doc Design and Convention - to address Gene's take on

Subject: Re: Doc Design and Convention - to address Gene's take on
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 08:59:00 +1100

Chris Despopoulos wrote:
>
> Actually, I'm surprised to hear that. I find that for the last 5 years or more nobody has been willing to spend money on this type of implementation. Maybe I'm working in a bell-jar, but I don't think so. The designs I've been in on have really sought to focus on only the necessary stuff before implementation begins. To the degree that this succeeds, you can count on the feature set to require a fairly even level of coverage, and you can bet that there's some form of use case analysis. The groovy-for-the-fun-of-it features are generally commented out, and waiting for the next design cycle. It's just to expensive to implement and support this stuff, and management knows it.
>

You seem to be assuming that these features were
officially approved :-> I can't answer for all
extraneous features but I've certainly seen
instances where developers were "in that section
of code anyway" and decided to implement something
on their own that they were sure everyone would
love. Or where they based some design decisions
on what they themselves thought would be cool
rather than what market research told them.

-- Janice

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