RTFM - read the fuck manual


Inviting people to consult the API documentation is polite developer-speak for “RTFM,”but no-one wants to read the “fine”manual. What people really want — especially people who aren't yet experts in your domain, and haven't developed the right mental vocabulary — are examples. see For Example - Mike Bostock, the creator of d3js. The proliferation of copy-and-paste-able examples is one of the main reasons for d3's massive success.

You can ask people to RTFM, but it is folly to assume they have read everything and memorized every detail.

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