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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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