Linux patch replaces f-words with 'hugs' in kernel comments, but some cry censorship

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  1. mood

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    Linux patch replaces f-words with 'hugs' in kernel comments, but some cry censorship
    December 3, 2018
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux...s-in-kernel-comments-but-some-cry-censorship/
     
  2. summerheat

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    This is the end of Linux ;)
     
  3. Floyd 57

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    This is so stupid, let people have free speech *****, some crybabies cried cuz of the comments LMAO, and then they had to introduce this "code of conduct" cuz of them, that's why we can't have nice things
     
  4. Amanda

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    First Battlefield, now Linux.

    These vocal minorities, comprised mostly of mentally and emotionally challenged people, are going to make the world really boring because their fee-fees are hurt.
     
  5. Beyonder

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    Ordinarily I'm on the "censorship is bad, always" side but this... I dunno, is it really that bad? Having "****" in your code looks really unprofessional, so I actually understand them trying to clean it up.
     
  6. Amanda

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    Yes! Not only from a censorship standpoint, but from a technical one.

    As pointed on Phoronix, someone could mistake "hugging the controller" with "hogging the controller".
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Both fs and hugs are unprofessional. Code comments should be to the point.
    Mrk
     
  8. __Nikopol

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    true.I can't imagine me caring about that someone said "****" or whatever.
    Are you proposing banning everything unprofessional? Remember Quarks and Gluons? Where would you even put the line?
     
  9. longshots

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    Well, I'll be ******.
     
  10. Mrkvonic

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    Nikopol, code comments serve a purpose. They are supposed to be clear and accurate.
    They are not there to be amusing. That can be done elsewhere.
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  11. Stefan Froberg

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    Nice that kernel developers have extra free time for trivia, instead of fixing actual bugs...

    EDIT: Ah, the patch was vomited by one Finnish guy...now it makes all sense

    EDIT2: So what next? When/if kernel devs start using "hugs" instead of "*****" the result
    will be that they will soon have to replace the "hugs" too with something else. Hey, let's invent a new word! How about haistpolomolo? And then when someone says "Well, haistpolomolo you too!" they ban that word too...
    :argh::argh::argh:

    I don't know...I always tought that kernel people were "professionals" but if they really have time for thiskind of juvenile newspeak inventing then I think I start learning my 4th OS ....
    FreeBSD looks nice enough...
     
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    Agreed.
     
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