The code is the documentation often
Posted Oct 10, 2006 10:06 UTC (Tue) by nix
In reply to: The code is the documentation often
Parent article: Device drivers and non-disclosure agreements
(Speaking a little more seriously than in my last post)
Another reason why code is often preferable to docs is that the code is, as it were, self-validating. The docs often, how shall we say, *drift* with respect to differing versions of the hardware, but there's no way you can tell if that's happened. If the code drifts with respect to the hardware, it's immediately obvious, because the driver doesn't work any more.
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