svn commit: r192774 - head/sys/dev/random

bf bf2006a at
Tue May 26 13:00:49 UTC 2009

--- On Mon, 5/25/09, Daniel O'Connor <doconnor at> wrote:

> From: Daniel O'Connor <doconnor at>
> Subject: Re: svn commit: r192774 - head/sys/dev/random
> To: cvs-all at
> Cc: "bf" <bf2006a at>, svn-src-all at, markm at
> Date: Monday, May 25, 2009, 10:45 PM
> On Tue, 26 May 2009, bf wrote:
> > > Log:
> > >    There is rubbish here
> > >    It is now time to take it out
> > >    Now it is cleaner
> >
> > There is indeed rubbish here.  If you are going
> to
> > write doggerel for commit messages, could you at
> > least make the messages succinct and informative?
> Obviously artistic appreciation is a dying art.
> Posters to email lists
> Can sometimes be very impolite
> Appreciate developers!
> (Hmm I suck at Haikus)

Poetry, in the hands of anyone but a genius,
does not lend itself to the concise conveyance of
technical details that is supposed to be found in
a commit log message.  Most poetasters become more
concerned with their prosody than with the content
of their message, with unfortunate consequences.
Happily for them, there is still Crambo, and the
vanity publishing industry (which is now cheaper
than ever before with the Web.)

Your friendly neighborhood Philistine,



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