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    SubjectRe: Cosmetic Changes: ensuring decency of the Linux Kernel Source.
    On Tue, 13 Oct 1998, Henrik Olsen wrote:
    > On Mon, 12 Oct 1998, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
    > > I did a grep of the kernel for the "f-word" and to my surprize, found
    > > plenty...
    [...]
    > <lots of examples snipped>
    > > ./arch/sparc64/kernel/sys_sparc32.c: panic("Tell DaveM he fucked up...");
    >
    > Personally I would consider this one the only case where a change would
    > make sense, as it's a messsage seen by the users [...]

    Actually, this seems a reasonable course of action. Comments are one
    thing, but the binary ought to be reasonably polite, even in a panic
    situation. :-> Besides, it's not like "Aiee!" and "Urg!" aren't humorous
    or descriptive...

    Sincerely,

    Ray Ingles (248) 377-7735 ray.ingles@fanucrobotics.com

    "Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman
    she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again."
    - TV listing for the Wizard of Oz in the Marin Independent Journal



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