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SubjectRe: kernel support for non-English user messages
On Mon, 2003-04-14 at 19:29, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Some people care about documentation, some people don't. That's a fact,
> and spouting platitudes about "improving their work" just doesn't
> _matter_. The whole open source idea is that people do what they care
> about and what they are good at, and exactly because they aren't forced to
> deal with issues they don't have a heart for they take more pride and
> interest in the stuff they _do_ do.

Newbies as me do care about documentation ;-) The Linux kernel is
getting more complex over time, and I appreciate some kind of
architectural docs to know more about the inner workings. Personally, I
don't have all the time I would like to explore and investigate, so a
50,000-feet-point-of-view and some detailed documentation about VM,
scheduler and net are welcome.

Kernel experts as you (Linus, Andrew, Alan, Russell, Jeff and many
others whose names I must leave out as I don't have space to name them
all) probably know the inner workings better than anyone as they work
with it every day, but people new to kernel hacking need some starting

> Personally, I don't write documentation. I don't much even write comments
> in my code. My personal feeling is that as long as functions are small and
> readable (and logical), and global variables have good names, that's all I
> need to do. Others - who do care about comments and docs - can do that
> part.

Well, some functions and variable names may seem readable and logical to
some, but it takes time for me to decipher some of them :-)

Please AVOID sending me WORD, EXCEL or POWERPOINT attachments.
Linux Registered User #287198

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