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Re: PR/47769 CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/ispell-ro
The following reply was made to PR pkg/47769; it has been noted by GNATS.
Cc: rodent%NetBSD.org@localhost, pkgsrc-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: PR/47769 CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/ispell-ro
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 06:41:57 -0400
On Thu, May 02, 2013 at 09:25:03AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> Sure, by all means fix the documentation. It's just that it's rarely
> sufficient to use only documentation to get going on any project.
My time to work on this project is pretty much on hold until I get my hardware
procurement sorted. In the spirit of getting things done sooner rather than
later and not forgetting about them, I suggested that the author of those
words commit the amendments.
> Also remember that those of us who have been around a while and
> already know how things work don't necessarily notice problems with
> the documentation. Overtly wrong statements, probably we'll notice, if
> we happen to look at them. Missing stuff, much less so. Ambiguous
> statements, very rarely.
> Every time someone comes on board it's an opportunity to improve the
> documentation. These opportunities should not be wasted.
> However, it's usually more efficient to discover them before
> committing rather than after. :-/
True on all counts.
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