Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Thu Nov 11 15:49:59 UTC 2004

On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 10:34:40AM -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:

 > I'm not sure what particular word has offended you in Barcode, but it's
 > basically picking from a random dictionary. And, if you look at the source
 > RPM, you'll find a patch which removes several words referring to parts of
 > the human body some people find embarrassing. I looked at the remaining
 > list, and am perplexed as to what you are offended by. "Gerbils", perhaps?

At OLS last year (I think during Erik Troan's talk on conary), whilst
taking questions, barcode kicked in. On a ~10ft projector, with the
word 'flatulence'.

Unfortunate and somewhat embarressing perhaps, but highly amusing.

The choice of words barcode uses do seem to be of this nature a lot
of the time, so I can sort of see the OPs point.


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