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Comment: Re:Love me some FM (Score 1) 244

by Brett Buck (#49690249) Attached to: RTFM? How To Write a Manual Worth Reading

"man" pages as an example of good documentation? Dear God Almighty, man, it was going to be my example of the WORST documentation ever created. In fact just about everything associated with UNIX or *nix documentation is absolutely the shits.

The best documentation of that type is VAX/VMS "help ..." The best written manuals of that type were for VAX/VMS, too. Everyone should have to read "VAX/VMS FORTRAN Programmers Reference guide" and go through every single command in > help ...

      Other good examples are the manuals and post-flight evaluations for the Apollo program. If nothing else, it will tell you what the standard should be for illustrations.

Comment: Re:Not authorized is worse than unconstional. (Score 5, Insightful) 237

It doesn't mean that - it means that the status of the constitutionality is still open to question. This ruling takes no position on that, just that Congress did not authorize it. Congress could pass a law tomorrow authorizing it, THEN it could be challenged on grounds of constitutionality.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the demigodic party. -- Dennis Ritchie