Re: The source code of *BSD contains the comment ‘Does this belong here?’

Matthew Pherigo hybrid120 at
Wed Apr 16 15:43:53 UTC 2014

> On Apr 16, 2014, at 8:49 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

>> On Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:38:08 +0300, Jorge Luis Carvalho Santos wrote:
>> The source code of  *BSD contains the comment  ‘Does this belong here?’
> Does the source code also contain an implicit or explicit
> answer to that question?
> On the other hand:
> The source code of "Word for Windows" made by the MICROS~1
> corporation contains the word 'fuck' three (!) times!
> ./Opus/asm/wordgrep.asm:; BP  is used as always, the other registers are free to fuck with.
> ./Opus/asm/wordgrep.asm:        je      another_fucking_out_of_range_jump
> ./Opus/asm/wordgrep.asm:another_fucking_out_of_range_jump:
> What kind of business professionalism does _that_ inspire? ;-)
> Imagine what comments you could find in current programs
> made by MICROS~1 when... yes, _if_ you could ever get the
> source code from them. :-)
> Joke aside. I would not treat comments that seriously.
> It's much more important that source code is present and
> of high quality. Developers are real humans. From time
> to time, they do stupid things, and one of the least
> important stupid things is leaving such a comment in the
> source code. Just don't put too much emphasize in it.
> By the way, I've checked my local FreeBSD v8 source tree
> and didn't find the comment you've mentioned. Can you tell
> _where_ (which particular OS, version, file, line) I can
> find it?
> -- 
> Polytropon
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It's in the LINUX source code, not the BSD source. The original sender has very poor English skills.


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