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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments


Linus hates sloane squares

The great Verity Stob, late of this parish, anticipated the problems of comment layout in her own appendix to The Meaning of Liff.

In it, she defined the sloane square (n.) A program comment contained entirely in a box of ******s. A leicester square, incidentally, is a bastard sloane square where all the verticals are out of alignment as a result, for example, of the printer having the wrong tab value.

Linus, it appears, really hates both varieties of square.

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