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    SubjectRe: Profanity in the Linux Kernel?!?!?
    On Tue, Jun 08, 1999 at 03:01:58PM -0600, Scott Jaderholm wrote:
    >
    > Good Evenin',
    >
    > I probably don't really have the right to say the following, because I
    > don't contribute to the linux kernel. But I am going to say it
    > anyways :)
    >
    > I hope that I do not offend too many people.
    >
    > cd /usr/src/linux ; grep -i fuck `find . -name '*.[ch]'`
    >
    > It seems to me that if you are trying to make an OS that is going to be
    > used by the masses you would try and present yourselves as best as
    > possible. Using profanity to document your code doesn't seem all that
    > appealing to me, but I don't know about others.
    >
    > Is it really necessary? Someone could easily put "messed up" in place
    > of it.

    When you're coding at 4am and hit the biggest stupidity of your life,
    "messed up" just doesn't quite cover it. :)

    (not that I've coded for the kernel... I just know the feeling ;)

    --
    CaT (cat@zip.com.au) URL: http://zipper.zip.com.au/dev/null


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