[$] A “joke” in the glibc manual

Post Syndicated from jake original https://lwn.net/Articles/770966/rss

A “joke” in the glibc manual—targeting a topic that is, at best,
sensitive—has come up for discussion on the glibc-alpha mailing list
again. When we looked at the controversy
in May, Richard Stallman had put his foot down and a patch removing the
joke—though opinions of its amusement value vary—was reverted. Shortly
after that article was published, a “cool down period” was
requested
(and honored), but that time has expired. Other developments in
the GNU project have given some reason to believe that the time is ripe to
finally purge the joke, but that may not work out any better than the last
attempt.