[wp-hackers] Inline Documentation Effort was a Failure

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Thu May 22 15:18:58 GMT 2008

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 9:21 PM, DD32 <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:
> One word, Lazy.   (For anyone who reads this paragraph, and doesnt bother to
> read the rest, Please read Paragraph 6 before flaming)
> Developers are lazy people in general, If something does not give them a
> benefit in the imminent future, chances are, its not likely to be taken.

As described famously by Larry Wall:


> Jacob, The documentation wasnt a waste of your time at all, Thank you for
> all the docs, Really, Thank you, It'll be a shame if its the only real
> documentation in the code, But i'm sure many people have allready been
> helped by it.
> As to writing more, If you do, Great for you :), If you dont, Then i dont
> blame you. In order to continue you need support, And if theres no support
> there from major devs, then you dont get very far.

I support inline docs by committing others patches and trying to
document new public API as it goes in.  Those who want inline docs
need to step up; I have enough tedious chores on my plate. :-)


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