Re. Learning your (A,B) C language

Subject: Re. Learning your (A,B) C language
From: Geoff Hart <geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 13:04:06 LCL

Jane Bergen asks if all tech. writers should be required to
learn C programming to exercise their craft in a
programming/software company. Jane, whether or not this is
required, it's certainly a useful asset if you need to
proofread (worse yet, to create) examples of code in your
software manuals.

There's no good reason this skill should be required. Your
company hired programmers for programming, and writers for
writing. Different, if occasionally overlapping, talents.
Ask your boss if s/he expects the programmers to be writing
documentation while you're busy programming the telephones
instead of doing what s/he hired you to do.

--Geoff Hart @8^{)}
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

Disclaimer: If I didn't commit it in print in one of our
reports, it don't represent FERIC's opinion.

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