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I hope someone gets fired...oh, wait. [Jan. 3rd, 2005|03:55 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

So, I'm updating my Gentoo config files with etc-update. I notice there have been seven changes to /etc/rc.conf since last I updated. Three of those are single-word changes to the comments: "CONSOLETRANSLATION" has been changed to "CONSOLETRANSALTION", "enough" to "enouth", and "enlightenment" to "enligtenment".

I stare at the diff for a while just to make sure I don't have it backwards. These aren't just typos. Some Gentoo developer actually went in and changed the right spellings to the wrong ones, presumably because they thought the right spellings were wrong.

Of course, this kind of thing would never happen with the code itself.



[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2005-01-03 03:13 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-01-03 09:33 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm being too harsh, considering that it's a thankless task and that comments aren't the most important thing in the world and that a lot of Linux developers don't happen to be fluent in English. I just think it's weird that the right spellings would change to the wrong ones from one revision to the next.
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