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    SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [BUG/PATCH/RFC] Oops while completing async USB via usbdevio
    Alan asked:
    > But why do people go to the
    > effort of confusing readers by using "^" instead of "!="?

    My guess - eor (^) was quicker than not-equal (!=) on a PDP-11.

    That code fragment for checking uid's has been around a -long-
    time, if my memory serves me.

    It's gotten to be like the infamous "!!" boolean conversion
    operator, a bit of vernacular that would be harder to read if
    recoded using modern coding style.

    I won't rest till it's the best ...
    Programmer, Linux Scalability
    Paul Jackson <> 1.925.600.0401
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