cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes

Jens Schweikhardt schweikh at
Mon Apr 17 18:14:02 UTC 2006

On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 06:28:57PM +0200, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
# Jens Schweikhardt <schweikh at> writes:
# >   Log:
# >   Remove a corrupted fortune ending in line noise. Even googling did not
# >   turn up a non-corrupted version, else I would have restored it.
# >   (No, it's not the one that uses line noise intentionally.)
# Are you absolutely sure that the corruption isn't intentional?

Not absolutely, but sufficiently sure that the whole Limerick doesn't
make sense. YMMV :-)

# Note
# that the only non-printable characters are \a; it seems to me that the
# point of this truncated entry is precisely to leave the reader
# wondering what the punchline is and cursing the "line noise".

While I think this is far-fetched, I can see your point. All the "modem"
jokes of this type I know are a little harder to misinterpret as
corrupted because they end with line noise plus "NO CARRIER" or
variations thereof. Do you think this entry is worth putting back with
NO CARRIER appended? This would also avoid some future committer
thinking s/he found a truly corrupt entry and removing it again.


Jens Schweikhardt
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