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

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Wed Dec 12 11:17:57 UTC 2018

On 12/11/18 9:52 PM, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:

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

Fair enough, but we shouldn't touch imported sources, as Joe Darcy
pointed out. Let the rudeness be fixed at source.

> Removing lesser words, and continuing to police their use henceforth,
> strikes me as overkill.
> What do other Committers think?

I agree with your judgment. Sometimes emphasis is important, and to reduce
a very strong emphasis to mild disapproval is an information-losing change.
We would be doing a disservice to the reader.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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