Developers hate documentation. I don't write that as anything but a statement of fact. Documentation, once an idea has been put on paper or in writing, is instantly out of date. And if it's out of date, what's the point? In fact, sometimes I think the only people who like documentation are those who: a) are paid to write it (technical writers) b) paid to prove it exists (legal) or c) paid to show some form of output for a failed effort (managers) Even online documentation is out of date. Going to the MSDN site for virtually any product now has a "Applies to version" because the functionality changes regularly and even then, you will always find an article that was written once as an example of how to do something right, that has been commented on to the point of how not to do something. But now even worse, you find a link or a post you like. At the time, you wanted to quote it, maybe even copy it, but attribution should be enough with a link, right? But
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