[Techtalk] editorial comments in config files

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Sun Nov 3 17:02:35 EST 2002

On Sunday 03 November 2002 13:45, Rebecca J. Walter wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-11-03 at 22:29, Katie Bechtold wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 03, 2002 at 10:40:15AM -0800, Carla Schroder wrote:
> > > I was poking through my own autostart files, look what KDE's says:
> > > Comment=Autorun - the CD-ROM mounter for the lazy user
> >
> > Do you think it's possible the writer means "lazy" in a
> > laziness-as-virtue way that many programmers espouse?  If the writer
> > mean to be offensive, I'd think he or she could have thought of some
> > much nastier language than "lazy."
> How else would you expect developer-who-is-not-a-writer to conveniently
> say "user who doesn't want to be bothered with the hassle of mounting
> and unmounting CDs"?
> I am sure it is just "I need to focus on code but here is basically what
> it does" comment.  If I were a KDE user, I would appreciate that there
> is a comment in the config file that tells me what it does in my
> language of choice.

I thought it was amusing, and appreciate the care taken to express it in a 
variety of languages. :)

Carla Schroder
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