This is understandable...
Posted Nov 4, 2011 18:49 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Flippant code comments
Parent article: Quote of the week
Well, what else do you expect from and bunch of people who know C very well indeed (you can not hack Linux kernel if you don't know C), but who often don't know English all that well (you must know some English to participate, but this requirements if much less strict then good C knowledge)?
If you describe something in C incorrectly then it's disaster: the code will not work. If you explain something in English and get it wrong... oh well, not a big deal, you can always read the C code if in doubt, right?
Even people who do know English quite well eventually adapt and start treating C code as authoritative text in such environment. I, personally, prefer to see C code (or Python code, or bash code, etc) over long explanations in English: less ambiguity this way and I'm not forced to guess if I get something wrong or other person just used incorrect word or idiom.
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