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    SubjectRe: Profanity in the Linux Kernel?!?!?
    On Tue, Jun 08, 1999 at 11:33:26PM -0600, Kelley Spoon wrote:
    > On 8 Jun 1999, Scott Jaderholm wrote:
    > > It seems to me that if you are trying to make an OS that is going to be
    > > used by the masses you would try and present yourselves as best as
    > > possible. Using profanity to document your code doesn't seem all that
    > > appealing to me, but I don't know about others.
    > > Is it really necessary? Someone could easily put "messed up" in place
    > > of it.
    > Someone else brought up the point about censoring work other people
    > contributed, and I agree with that. I have absolutely no problem
    > with a developer calling a spade a spade.
    > However. For those with delicate sensibilities, I present a humble
    > patch made against the 2.2.9 kernel source. It merely adds a make
    > rule that calls a fairly lame shell script to replace the naughty
    > words with something a little more Donna Reed.
    > Chance that it breaks something important: high
    > Chance that it catches all the bad words : low
    > But it should be enough to get you started on leading the project
    > to wash out the kernel source's mouth with soap.
    > cp repent.patch /usr/src/linux
    > cd /usr/src/linux
    > patch -p1 < repent.patch
    > make repent
    > And rest easy knowing that you're one of the elite few who are
    > running a saintly Linux kernel that will probably throw errors
    > at you left and right as you try to compile it.
    > Take it easy,
    > --
    > Kelley Spoon <>

    And what about a patch to internationalize the output strings ?
    Should it keep "profanity" expressions :-) (not every end user
    is able to fully appreciate english "profanity").

    Thierry Danis
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