[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?

Thomas


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