[NTG-context] suggestions for context documentation
Thomas A. Schmitz
thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Fri Mar 5 13:50:44 CET 2010
On Mar 5, 2010, at 11:01 AM, richard.stephens at converteam.com wrote:
> > No, not like those. I mean like a real manual. I read the book
> > about Hasselt---a few examples without explanations.
> I am absolutely gobsmacked (astounded, astonished) at some of the
> comments on this and other threads!
> "ConTeXt - an Excursion" and "ConTeXt the Manual" together are
> wonderful. I still consult them at least once a week
> after 4 year's use. If you actually tried the examples in the
> former, rather than just reading them, you
> would be an expert user within 2 days!
Hear hear! I couldn't agree more and am happy that a voice of reason
appears in this somewhat meandering thread!
> It would be nice to think that the community could construct
> documentation, but good, coherent documentation
> is much harder to produce than good code! It works for collections
> of small articles (WikiPedia etc), but
> I've never seen a good book written by a community.
also +1 Wasn't there this wonderful saying that a camel is a horse
designed by committee?
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