|Noun||1.||documentation - confirmation that some fact or statement is true|
|2.||documentation - program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs|
Synonyms: software documentation
|3.||documentation - documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones"|
|(programming)||documentation - The multiple kilograms of macerated, pounded,
steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most
modern software or hardware products (see also tree-killer).
Hackers seldom read paper documentation and (too) often resist
writing it; they prefer theirs to be terse and on-line. A
common comment on this predilection is "You can't grep dead
See drool-proof paper, verbiage, treeware.