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SubjectRe: Not a bible thumper. . .
Bob Taylor wrote:
+> On Mon, 15 Jul 1996 in message <>
+> Aaron Tiensivu said:
+> > I just did a few 'find's because I was curious.. I'm not suggesting that we
+> > change these, just something to chew on. The only one that reaches the user i s the UFS driver.
+> [expletives deleted]
+> Politeness, normal conduct and professionalism dictates. Such language
+> is rude, crude, vulgar and asinine! IMHO -- remove!
+> Bob Taylor

If someone really hunts a nasty bug for ??? Days/Weeks, I can understand such comments
*VERY* good. (I just hung for three days in very important project whose end-date
is very soon...)
As long as the most are comments, we can keep them. Any programmer (only those
will read the sources!) will understand the feelings the author has had and as well
will regard this as an explicit warning not to F*CK around with that special code.

Linux is not a "streamlined", high-tech, noble, elite, "pay-too-much-for" product,
like any M$-software. It's rough and crude, since it's written by many developers
from all over the world. You can't expect that they all use a "plain nice high-school-
english". So you can't expect the Linux-sources to be a correct reading for a six year old
girl. Leave the comments in, they are for those who need them and kick out only
the dirty part, which may reach the day-by-day-simple-end-user.

On the other hand, I assume, you'd find some of these expressions in the M$-Sources, too.


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