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Idiotic developer?

Idiotic developer?

Posted May 19, 2011 6:34 UTC (Thu) by cuboci (subscriber, #9641)
Parent article: The platform problem

> It is hard to imagine what inspired the idiotic cafe_ccic developer to reinvent that particular wheel.

That doesn't sound like our nice (though sometimes grumpy) editor. Does an arguably less than intelligent idea in a piece of code warrant calling its developer idiotic? I'm kind of disappointed to read something like that in an LWN article.

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Idiotic developer?

Posted May 19, 2011 6:37 UTC (Thu) by cuboci (subscriber, #9641) [Link]

lol... I should have read further before posting such a comment. Oh well ;)

Idiotic developer?

Posted May 19, 2011 14:44 UTC (Thu) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054) [Link]

Heh, I read the same line, and before going any further I could guess exactly who that "idiotic developer" was.
(It helps to be familiar with both our editor's sense of humor and the fact that his kernel coding work tends to revolve around video input.)

Idiotic developer?

Posted May 19, 2011 18:36 UTC (Thu) by felixfix (subscriber, #242) [Link]

I had the momentary eyebrow raising at that sentence, followed almost immediately by the thought "I see where this is going" and there it went. No wonder our editor is grumpy, not only being insulted, but finding he has stooped low enough to insult someone!

Idiotic developer?

Posted May 20, 2011 12:17 UTC (Fri) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018) [Link]

Indeed, one should always read the article in full before posting lest they appear as an idiot... which happened to me quite a number of times ;-)

As a French guy likes to say: "better stay silent and look stupid than open your mouth and leave no doubt about it." But I have to say I entirely disagree with him. Sometimes stupid remarks/questions lead to clever and instructive answer for all.

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