Issue #5625 has been updated by Mike Dalessio.


If a child is intelligent enough to read and understand advanced C code in the Ruby interpreter, then shouldn't he/she also be intelligent enough to read and understand how human beings react under stress? Understanding what motivates and upsets people will make he/she a more empathetic person, and therefore a better software developer.

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Bug #5625: Remove profanity and pejoratives
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/5625

Author: Andrew Grimm
Status: Assigned
Priority: Normal
Assignee: Eric Hodel
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 1.8.8dev (2011-05-25) [i386-darwin10.7.0] 


There are currently 6 lines with the f-word, 4 lines with "wtf" that weren't just random combinations of letters, and one line with "bullshit". 

While I personally dislike such profanity, the main benefit from getting rid of it is that it'd mean people of all ages could read Ruby's source code.

There's also three lines where "lame" is used as a pejorative. Using a group of people as a pejorative should be avoided.


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