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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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Maybe one should try...

To look at the code using an ASR33 teletype. Unfortunately it has no lower case, but just setup a terminal connection at any 3 digit speed and edit the code. Lots of "fluff" in comments is annoying, but at the slower speeds, just about anything that isn't code comes close (unfortunately).

The best test of how well you commented code is to go away for about 6 months (maybe longer) and come back to the code and resume with the project. You WILL understand the need for legible comments.

Fancy boxey comments are just annoying, but that's my opinion.

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