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SubjectRe: State of the new config & build system
Linus Torvalds wrote:

>On Fri, 28 Dec 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
>
>>It would certainly fit nicely with the existing metadata. We already rip out
>>code comments via kernel-doc, and extending it to rip out
>>
>> - Help text
>> - Web site
>>
>...
>
>No no no.
>
>The comments can at least be helpful to programmers, whether ripped out or
>not.
>
>Extra stuff is not helpful to anybody, and is just really irritating. I
>personally despise source trees that start out with one page of copyright
>statement crap, it just detracts from the real _point_ of the .c file,
>which is to contain C code. Making it a comment requirement is
>
> - stupid:
> we have a filesystem, guys
>
Not quite... It is making moving patches through e-mail around easier...

>

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