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>The digest of July 26, 1995 included a post regarding a job for a senior
>tech-writer at Novell, in Utah. It required knowledge of C and the ability
>to read and understand source code. Is that something tech-writers do?
From my point of view, it is something I would expect of anybody beyond a
junior technical writer. We can't expect programmers to provide *all* of
their source material to us in English. But let's face it --
understanding how to read C code isn't all that difficult a task. A
couple of nights with a good book on C will give you pretty much what you
need to know. And you DON'T have to be able to program in C - just tell
what the programmer was trying to do.