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Write-only documentation

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Write-only documentation (WOD) is a tongue-in-cheek term for documentation that is written to satisfy a process but never read subsequent to its writing.

Jutta Eckstein [de] wrote how to spot write-only documentation: "it looks very accurate, stays on the shelf, and has no coffee stains on any page. This is a clear sign that nobody really trusts it." She proceeds to explain the reasons why it exists. [1]

See also[edit]

  • Write-only language
  • Write-only memory (disambiguation)


  1. Jutta Eckstein, Agile Software Development in the Large: Diving Into the Deep, p. 32

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