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documentation

<programming> The multiple kilograms of macerated, pounded, steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most modern software or hardware products (see also tree-killer). Hackers seldom read paper documentation and (too) often resist writing it; they prefer theirs to be terse and on-line. A common comment on this predilection is "You can't grep dead trees".

See drool-proof paper, verbiage, treeware.

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(2003-10-25)

 


Nearby terms: doco DOCSIS document documentation Document Examiner Document Image Processing Document Object Model
 

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