[TUHS] Oldest Unix source code still in modern systems

Michael Davidson michael_davidson at pacbell.net
Tue May 22 02:15:21 AEST 2012

--- On Mon, 5/21/12, Armando Stettner <aps at ieee.org> wrote:

I would have suspected the oldest source code still existing in systems would be along the lines

 * you are not expected to understand this.

That would certainly still be appropriate for the Linux context switch code which,
last time I looked, was a horrible mess of gcc "asm" constructs glued together
with C preprocessor macros.

The comment that I miss most, however, is:

 * printf should not be used for chit chat


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