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    The battle of source writers.

    An interview with Lars Wirzenius.
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    LJ: What part of Linux were you personally interested in and working on? Are you still involved with Linux development? If so, how?

    Lars: The only code I wrote to the kernel was a part of the printk routine, which prints out messages to the console. More specifically, the part that formats the message in memory before it is printed, named sprintf.


    funny fact about this is in the kernel for linux: bash$ grep -R wirzenious /usr/src/linux-2.4

    returned the following:

    /usr/src/linux-2.4/lib/vsprintf.c: * Wirzenius wrote this portably, Torvalds *****ed it up :-)

    food for thought. Just funny stuff. Very ironic.

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    Oh my god I don't think I would have believed it until I saw it! But that just goes to show how programmers are, they are very "direct". But it makes you wonder why people put stuff like that in there? HEhe, then again it's like Intel with their Dilbert (I think it was) on one line of processor designs... got to leave your mark for the world.
    [shadow]There is no right and wrong, only fun and boring...
    Formatting my server because someone hacked into it sounds pretty boring to me...
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