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digitalmars.D - What about a D documentation amendments newsgroup?

reply J Anderson <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> writes:
Normally I'm not in favour of splitting up the D newsgroup to much but I 
do think this one is a good idea.  What about a D documentation 
amendments newsgroup.  I'm not sure what it should be called?  I know we 
don't get to many messages on the subject but this would encourage more. 

Amendments would be in a snip it form that could simply be copied/pasted 
into the correct document.

Then Walter (who has said that he is behind on newsgroup reading) could 
easily make the changes at his leisure. I'm sure Walter would rather 
code then write the documentation.  This is one step that could help 
reduce Walters work load in that area and increase quality.

Jan?

-- 
-Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
Jun 15 2004
next sibling parent reply Helmut Leitner <leitner hls.via.at> writes:
J Anderson wrote:
 
 Normally I'm not in favour of splitting up the D newsgroup to much but I
 do think this one is a good idea.  What about a D documentation
 amendments newsgroup.  I'm not sure what it should be called?  I know we
 don't get to many messages on the subject but this would encourage more.
 
 Amendments would be in a snip it form that could simply be copied/pasted
 into the correct document.
 
 Then Walter (who has said that he is behind on newsgroup reading) could
 easily make the changes at his leisure. I'm sure Walter would rather
 code then write the documentation.  This is one step that could help
 reduce Walters work load in that area and increase quality.

This is easier in a wiki, because you can rework the text. -- Helmut Leitner leitner hls.via.at Graz, Austria www.hls-software.com
Jun 15 2004
parent reply Helmut Leitner <helmut.leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
Helmut Leitner wrote:
 
 J Anderson wrote:
 Normally I'm not in favour of splitting up the D newsgroup to much but I
 do think this one is a good idea.  What about a D documentation
 amendments newsgroup.  I'm not sure what it should be called?  I know we
 don't get to many messages on the subject but this would encourage more.

 Amendments would be in a snip it form that could simply be copied/pasted
 into the correct document.

 Then Walter (who has said that he is behind on newsgroup reading) could
 easily make the changes at his leisure. I'm sure Walter would rather
 code then write the documentation.  This is one step that could help
 reduce Walters work load in that area and increase quality.

This is easier in a wiki, because you can rework the text.

for example: <http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?DocumentationAmendments> -- Helmut Leitner leitner hls.via.at Graz, Austria www.hls-software.com
Jun 15 2004
next sibling parent J C Calvarese <jcc7 cox.net> writes:
Helmut Leitner wrote:
 
 Helmut Leitner wrote:
 
J Anderson wrote:

Normally I'm not in favour of splitting up the D newsgroup to much but I
do think this one is a good idea.  What about a D documentation
amendments newsgroup.  I'm not sure what it should be called?  I know we
don't get to many messages on the subject but this would encourage more.

Amendments would be in a snip it form that could simply be copied/pasted
into the correct document.

Then Walter (who has said that he is behind on newsgroup reading) could
easily make the changes at his leisure. I'm sure Walter would rather
code then write the documentation.  This is one step that could help
reduce Walters work load in that area and increase quality.

This is easier in a wiki, because you can rework the text.

for example: <http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?DocumentationAmendments>

I agree that a wiki is well-suited to this task. I already put a documentation error on the page you set up. -- Justin (a/k/a jcc7) http://jcc_7.tripod.com/d/
Jun 15 2004
prev sibling parent Mark T <Mark_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <40CEDD35.BDCFB5D wikiservice.at>, Helmut Leitner says...
Helmut Leitner wrote:
 
 J Anderson wrote:
 Normally I'm not in favour of splitting up the D newsgroup to much but I
 do think this one is a good idea.  What about a D documentation
 amendments newsgroup.  I'm not sure what it should be called?  I know we
 don't get to many messages on the subject but this would encourage more.

 Amendments would be in a snip it form that could simply be copied/pasted
 into the correct document.

 Then Walter (who has said that he is behind on newsgroup reading) could
 easily make the changes at his leisure. I'm sure Walter would rather
 code then write the documentation.  This is one step that could help
 reduce Walters work load in that area and increase quality.

This is easier in a wiki, because you can rework the text.

for example: <http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?DocumentationAmendments>

What about suggested/requested D document changes? I guess the wiki would allow others to "unsuggest" them.
Jun 18 2004
prev sibling parent Regan Heath <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 16:21:55 +0800, J Anderson 
<REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> wrote:

 Normally I'm not in favour of splitting up the D newsgroup to much but I 
 do think this one is a good idea.  What about a D documentation 
 amendments newsgroup.  I'm not sure what it should be called?

digitalmars.D.docs? you could use it for any/everything to do with the docs, not just bugs. or digitalmars.D.bugs.docs but that would suggest we also create digitalmars.D.bugs.compiler digitalmars.D.bugs.linker digitalmars.D.bugs.phobos .. or .. not.
 I know we don't get to many messages on the subject but this would 
 encourage more. Amendments would be in a snip it form that could simply 
 be copied/pasted into the correct document.

 Then Walter (who has said that he is behind on newsgroup reading) could 
 easily make the changes at his leisure. I'm sure Walter would rather 
 code then write the documentation.  This is one step that could help 
 reduce Walters work load in that area and increase quality.

I think it would be beneficial for Walter to have these smaller groups which he could more easily keep up with containing the things he really needs to look at. The main NG is full of great discussion but can often hide the issue amongst a large number of posts. Regan. -- Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/
Jun 15 2004