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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 ;)

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