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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

Anonymous IV


Remarkably apposite word in this circumstance!

In faraway days long, long ago, when IBM used to provide to customers the code of their mainframe DOS/VS operating system on microfiche, and people actually used to read it, there was a complaint from a shocked and horrified manager who objected to the comment "Loop 1000 times, just for the hell of it". The next version of the OS showed a change to "Loop 1000 times".

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