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Writing software documentation

a task-oriented approach

by Thomas T. Barker

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Published by Allyn and Bacon in Boston .
Written in English

  • Software documentation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 474-478) and index.

    StatementThomas T. Barker.
    SeriesThe Allyn and Bacon series in technical communication
    LC ClassificationsQA76.76.D63 B37 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 484 p. :
    Number of Pages484
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL675980M
    ISBN 100205195768
    LC Control Number97022198

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