Re: Well there is a point to this
To be honest having come out of a meeting I'm now concerned about some of my fellow commentards. Maybe I'm expecting too much (and heck, it's not like commenting on El Reg articles matters) but could you perhaps at least try and read posts more carefully?
Several of you have pointed out that sometimes it isn't possible to rewrite code to avoid comments. Did you not notice that I accepted that in both my posts? The last half of my very first post is:
"but Kernel code has to be performance and size oriented so that would be a lot more difficult unless the compiler is very, very good."
Right there in writing is my acknowledgement that you can't always avoid writing comments. Sheesh - I hope you guys pay more attention when you're reading comments than you do when reading forum posts.