[Pidgin] #15633: Please remove off-putting comment in libpurple/proxy.c

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Mon May 20 01:47:08 EDT 2013

#15633: Please remove off-putting comment in libpurple/proxy.c
 Reporter:  lunar   |       Owner:
     Type:  defect  |      Status:  new
Milestone:          |   Component:  libpurple
  Version:  2.10.7  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:          |

Comment (by dkg):

 I'm all for humor.  I'm just not much into code comments that make
 sexualized insinuations about women, and nonsensical ones at that.  Why
 would anyone want to do the following things?

  * make your codebase off-putting to people who would rather not see women
 addressed in these terms
  * make your comments less clear and understandable

 Comments like this are part of the thousand little "reminders" that
 software is still seen as a heterosexual boy's club.  I'd rather it not be

 The decent and simple thing to do here is to acknowledge that this comment
 doesn't belong in the codebase, remove it, and move on.  Thanks!

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15633#comment:2>
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