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    Microsoft fixes 'big boobs' coding gaffe


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    How anyone could be offended by this or even be bothered to articulate and argument befuddles me.

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    Commenting on the gaffe, developer Matthew Garrett noted that the first version of the Microsoft code used a similar string of 0x0B00B135 - a form of letters that roughly translates to "boobies".

    "Puerile sniggering at breasts contributes to the continuing impression that software development is a boys' club where girls aren't welcome," he wrote.

    His comments, and those on the Linux mailing list, have started a huge debate about whether use of the string was sexist and how male developers should conduct themselves.

    I only have two words to say to this man.

    One of them is "off". The other rhymes with "duck".

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    I think we call this hexspeak. When I used to work with AIX, we would see 0xdeadbeef quite often if you were running the debugger. It was an uninitialized frame. I think 0xdeaddead was seen sometimes in the NT4 kernel.

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    Strange, I am usually aware of the Microsoft coding news stories but this time i have failed to keep abreast of the situation.

    Rob

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    Oh and the pice of code they are refering to was buggy anyway, it caused a mammery leak.

    Sorry

    Getting my hat.

    Rob

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