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Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

Boris the Cockroach Silver badge
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I can understand

Why he loses his temper sometimes

Imagine you're in charge of a very large codebase, with contributions from all over

You get some bad code and you write the following e.mail to him/her

Dear contributor

Thank you for the code submission of 20-09-18.

However in attempting to integrate your code with the rest, one or 2 failures became apparent.

1. you exceeded your memory bounds

2. you exceded your stack allocation

Please resubmit your code with the 2 above flaws corrected

Yours

The head honcho

After 250 of these on a monday morning, number 251 lands in your e.mail

And without a moments thought you write back

"FOR FUCKS SAKE WILL YOU PEOPLE IMPLEMENT SOME FUCKING BOUNDS CHECKING!!!"

And number 251 replies with "Whaaaaaaaaaa he hurt my feelings"

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