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What a vacation

What a vacation

Posted Dec 7, 2012 12:05 UTC (Fri) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
Parent article: Quotes of the week

So that is how a kernel dev takes vacation, by writing userspace code... Beware of getting all soft inside. I hear that your testosterone lowers just by looking at non-C code. C++, Bash, or perhaps even Lisp may be tolerable. But if it's anything like Python, JavaScript, Lua, Perl... bwargh!

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Sexism ?

Posted Jan 18, 2013 11:13 UTC (Fri) by meuh (subscriber, #22042) [Link]

What's the relation between "testosterone" and development or programming language. You're excluding women.

Sexism ?

Posted Jan 18, 2013 12:06 UTC (Fri) by micka (subscriber, #38720) [Link]

Testosterone is also secreted by women.

Yes, and very blatant at that

Posted Jan 19, 2013 0:28 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

There are sadly very few female kernel developers. While the percentage of women in engineering classes and jobs is around 10% [*], by what I can judge from kernel summit pictures the proportion of kernel devs is rather around 1%. Perhaps the lower proportions of testosterone in women explains why they don't code so much in C [**]. I know for a fact that I have come more in touch with my feminine side after extended periods coding in Python and JavaScript, although I have not tested my estrogen levels to see if there are morphological changes involved.

[*] These figures only apply to countries and times where there is not a barrier for high education for females, as evidenced e.g. by the abundance of women lawyers and doctors.

[**] This is a joke, people! I have had the luck to work with several female C developers who did a splendid job.

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