Testing Examples: A Guide
Errors occur in computer documentation for several reasons, especially when the writer depends on inspections to detect errors, assumes that an example works on all operating systems,enhances code with a word processor,gets stable code after documentation is complete,tests one time only,must use complex examples,does quick-and-dirty testing at the command line, or does incomplete testing. Writers can avoid these sources of errors by creating and implementing a good test plan, maintaining and updating the plan, and benchmarking to improve examples.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Publication date: February 1, 1995
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