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SubjectRe: "Tux" is the wrong logo for Linux
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Grow UP!  Just what did you expect to acomplish by swearing at the
developers?

----- Original Message -----
From: KMF AV <kmfav@yahoo.com>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2000 11:20 AM
Subject: "Tux" is the wrong logo for Linux

> First, the 2.4 kernel is years late and doesn't work
> right, and keeps getting rewritten because it's a
> festering hunk of fetid spaghetti inside.
>
> Then, Alan Cox suggests tossing the versioning scheme
> to the wind even more that it already has been:
>
> > Alan Cox did post an interesting suggestion. In his
> > scheme, there would essentially be two stable kernel
>
> > release tracks. Once 2.4 comes out, the 2.5
> > development series would go off as usual. At some
> > point, however, the developers would stop and decide
>
> > which of the new features could be backported to the
> > 2.4 kernel in a stable manner. That port would be
> > done, with the result being 2.6. The 2.5 series
> would
> > then be renamed 2.7, and the whole thing would
> > eventually be stabilized as 2.8.
>
> And then this delightful news story about Linux Kernel
> Programmers -- who don't need debuggers, because
> they're so rad -- don't actually know how to program:
>
> > The hunt for undefined code. Here's one kind of
> > problem that a new compiler can turn up. Most C
> > programmers learn early on to avoid code like:
> > a[i] = i++; The results of this kind of code are
> > undefined; the array assignment could happen either
> > before or after the value of it is incremented.
> Bernd
> > Schmidt looked through the kernel source for this
> > sort of code, and found quite a bit of it. He has
> > submitted a patch to fix up the things he
> > encountered; as he puts it, "in some cases, it
> wasn't
> > entirely clear what the code intended, so I had to
> > guess." This patch went into 2.4.0-test10-pre4, so
> we
> > may well find a spot or two where he guessed wrong.
> > The effort is a good one, though. This kind of code
> > is a time bomb waiting to go off; it needs to be
> > cleaned up sooner rather than later.
>
> ... obviously the Linux logo should be the
> international symbol for the fucking retard.
>
> http://www.geocities.com/kmfav/
>
>
>
>
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