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Old 09-12-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: LinuxConf.eu: Documentation and user-space API design


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Michael Kerrisk, the Linux man page maintainer since 2004, gave a talk on the value of documentation during the first day of LinuxConf Europe 2007. While documents are useful for end users trying to get their job done, this use was not Michael's focus; instead, he talked about how documentation can help in the creation of a better kernel in the first place. The writing of documents, he says, reveals bugs and bad interface designs before they become part of a released kernel. And that can help to prevent a great deal of pain for both kernel and user-space developers.

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