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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

Malcolm Weir Silver badge

Re: Well there is a point to this

I think string makes the key point, here: almost by definition, things like driver code can't be self-documenting, because it's dealing with an external blob of hardware that will do weird things that are (hopefully) described in some massive ICD. So while we're all well aware that code with side effects is normally frowned upon, the whole point of driver code is that it has side effects.

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