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I absolutely agree. Documentation is a lot like testing: at first it feels like it's in the way of "productivity", but once you've had a project in use for more than a few weeks you quickly learn how much time you lose later by not front-loading tests and docs.

I also used to write the docs last, but eventually I started writing the docs first, then the tests, and finally the code. That's helped a lot to prevent me from creating features I didn't actually need, and from having to redesign APIs after realizing I hadn't covered all use cases.