Re: Not a bible thumper. . .

David Woodruff (
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 14:57:54 +0930 (CST)

> The goal of Linux should be to make a good OS, and vulgar comments
> make the source code friendlier to hacker-types. How many people
> here are honestly offended by vulgarity? Probably a large
> number, like myelf, actually PREFER it.

Hmmm, nuh uh. I think that if we want Linux to be widely accepted - including
in the corporate world, then we need to be conservative. Having vulgarities
in code - particularly if it is visible at runtime, will inevitably offend
some people, perhaps leading to people perceiving Linux as a hacker's OS
made by hackers for hackers. I think Linux is past this stage now.


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