gnupg at soondae.co.uk
Sat Mar 26 13:56:50 CET 2016
There you go. I've already demonstrated how rubbish I am by using my
primary e-mail address rather than my 'registered' one to respond.
Either you will throw your hands up in despair or think 'If this idiot
can be taught to the extent that he can explain things to other
I'm not proud and I am not going to get upset if you decide I am the
wrong person for the job.
Offer's there anyway.
On Fri, 2016-03-25 at 22:24 +0000, Keith Mallen wrote:
> I'm a noob. I'm drunk. I'll try. What do you want?
> ..ulterior motive is I might learn.
> On Fri, 2016-03-25 at 20:50 +0000, listo factor wrote:
> > On 03/22/2016 09:21 PM, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> > > ... writing good documentation is hard, very hard. In
> > > fact, it turned out to be easier to write academical papers on why it is so
> > > difficult to make crypto easy to use than to write documentation that makes
> > > crypto easy to use.
> > It ~is~ hard, but only when the documentation is written ~after~
> > the software has been built, based on the functionality definitions
> > derived from the program itself; instead of being based on a-priory
> > functionality specifications, that both the program and the
> > documentation must equally conform to.
> > But even when that is the case, the documentation is hard to
> > understand for the user if there is no separate "Concepts and
> > Facilities" document, one that does not address or even mention
> > any interface or procedure detail, and unless the user understands
> > that a firm grasp of its content is an absolute requirement before
> > he or she can get to the interface and procedures documentation
> > (i.e., the "User Manual").
> > To perform tasks that GPG is designed to accomplish in a safe manner
> > is *very, very hard*, and even the best documentation could not change
> > that fact. The efforts which concentrate on making it easy might
> > indeed increase the number of people that use it, but at the expense
> > of their safety. That, to me, appears to be behind a lot of projects
> > similar to the one discussed here.
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