How much documentation for a software project?

Philippe answers the common question “How much documentation is necessary?” on Open Source Stack Exchange.

Philippe explains that “There is never enough documentation!” for a software project, but there are many aspects to consider when writing documentation, such as a good README and creating usage example or sample code.

Prominent and detailed documentation gives a good first impression and encourages users to discover more about a software project. In addition to a README file and examples, built-in help, formal documentation and manuals contribute to a comprehensive and useful documentation set.

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