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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 10:00:00AM +0000, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
> Larry McVoy <lm@bitmover.com> writes:
> >> Al, -><- close to setting up a Linux Kernel Hall of Shame - one with names of
> >> wankers (both individual and coprorat ones) responsible, their code and
> >> commentary on said code...
>
> >Please, please, please, I'm begging you, please do this. It's the only way
> >people learn quickly. Being nice is great, but nothing works faster than
> >a cold shower of public humiliation :-)
>
> Cool. I can really see it. "foo inc." releases a GPL driver for Linux
> and gets publically humiliated in the "linux source code hall of
> shame". Perfect. I can hear the laughter from Redmond over here (and
> it is 12000km away).
>
> Sigh, sometimes, sometimes, I _really_ understand the BSD folks when
> they call the Linux community "a bunch of unkempt nerds that need to
> get a life".

Perhaps it would be illuminating to know that I was BSD hacker,
and that I learned the value of this particular technique from
Sun's kernel group, who once upon a time were the best BSD group
on the planet. It might also be illuminating to consider that
this technique of getting people to listen is still in use at
Sun to this day.

Perhaps Sun's professionalism is not what you'd like to see here.
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Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
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