RFR: JDK-8215217: OpenJDK Source Has Too Many Swear Words

mark.reinhold at oracle.com mark.reinhold at oracle.com
Tue Dec 11 21:52:13 UTC 2018

2018/12/11 7:03:57 -0800, adam.farley at uk.ibm.com:
> I've spotted 12 instances of swear words in OpenJDK source comments, and 
> it seems appropriate to remove them.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8215217

(webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~afarley/8215217/webrev/)

> I've created a webrev and attached to the bug.
> Also, I've mentioned in the bug that there are additional swears in more 
> excusable locations. It would be good to get the community's take on 
> those.

It also would be good to discuss the instances that you’ve proposed
to change in your patch.

I can certainly see removing the f-word, and other words of a sexual
nature.  Those are clearly inappropriate.

Removing lesser words, and continuing to police their use henceforth,
strikes me as overkill.

What do other Committers think?

- Mark

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