[Grok-dev] Re: Rules of Grok document; how to integrate this into the website?

Leonardo Rochael Almeida leorochael at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 13:59:12 EDT 2008

+1 for Grok Handbook from me as well.

"Rules of Grok" is nice, and IMHO better than the alternatives
presented in this thread so far except for Grok Handbook, with which I
think Brandon hit the nail on the head.

Anyway, thanks for the excellent text, Martijn. I made some fixes on
it last night that I hope you agree with.

Cheers, Leo

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Brandon Craig Rhodes
<brandon at rhodesmill.org> wrote:
> Martijn Faassen <faassen at startifact.com> writes:
>  > Since there was some comment on the name, I've now renamed it to
>  > grok_overview.txt, and it's here:...
>  At least in Atlanta English, an "Overview" is a brief description of
>  what something is, usually including a high-level list of features.
>  The sort of thing that a manager, or boss, might read when deciding
>  whether to use something, or that a developer might read over quickly
>  before deciding whether to download it.
>  The best word I know of for this wonderful document is a "Handbook".
>  There is a long tradition, in the United States at least (British
>  English might have a different word), of tradesmen having summary
>  documents of how something works that they keep along with their tools
>  and that they call a "Handbook".  If you look in, say, the famous
>  Machinists' Handbook, you won't see any tutorials or sales pitches on
>  the one hand, nor will you see any long-winded explanations of why a
>  procedure works and another one doesn't; instead, you just get what
>  you've written, Martijn - a concise, no-nonsense summary of how
>  everything works, one piece at a time.
>  Visit this link and jump to page "50" using the text field to see an
>  example of the Machinists' Handbook and how it has generally the same
>  format as this new Grok document:
>     http://books.google.com/books?id=4Q8LAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA1&dq=Colvin+%22American+machinists%27+handbook%22#PPR3,M1
>  --
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