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Re: ANN: Version Control with Subversion published by O'Reilly Media

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2004-06-26 17:35:59 CEST

On Fri, 2004-06-25 at 15:23, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-06-25 at 12:38, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> >
> > > Sounds suboptimal. I don't see why they couldn't have directly edited the
> > > docbook sources and sent them back to you. Or better still, created a
> > > separate branch of the repository and done commits there. :-) Surely
> > > whoever was editing the book would need to know how to use subversion
> > > anyway?
> >
> > No, the folks editing the book were just editors, not computer haX0rs.
> > That's why O'Reilly hires outside people to do "technical reviews" of
> > books. After the technical reviews are done, the book is edited just
> > like any other book. AFAIK, the editors are experts in spelling,
> > grammar, wording, clarity, and so on. They're not computer experts.
> Hmm. Ok. I guess I assumed that to edit the book, one would need to have
> some understanding of what it is about. For example, how does one measure
> clarity if one does not understand that which is to be made clear?

That's what the technical reviewers do.

> Well, I guess that maybe they have technical people they can call on as
> necessary.



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