Analyzing Microsoft code comments

Kuro5hin.org has an excellent article looking at the source code comments of the recently leaked Windows code. It specifically does not discuss the code, itself. This is only a look at the comments for the code. If you’re a developer, you won’t have to worry about inadvertantly stealing anything this way.

Warning: There is plenty of swearing in the article. Microsoft programmers are, like many programmers, complete potty mouths.


 
 
 

One Response to “Analyzing Microsoft code comments”

  1. Franklin Harris
    24. February 2004 at 14:41

    I love this bit: “It’s noticeable that a lot of the ‘hacks’ refer to individual applications. In some cases they are non-Microsoft, such as this case: a Borland compiler came to depend on an existing bug, so their fix worked to preserve some of the bug’s behaviour.”

    This time it was actually true: It’s not a bug; it’s a feature!