manual: Improve quality of comic content in abort [BZ #23168]

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Javiera Serrano Polo May 11, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
There are complaints about the joke in abort section being low-quality. 
2.28 will include this comic content, so improving quality is desired. 
Discussion about this solution starts at
https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2018-05/msg00136.html

Quote from relevant standard:
In business and in life, a sense of humor is an essential
characteristic.
http://www.standard.net/Success-Strategies/2015/03/26/10-reasons-a-sense-of-humor-is-no-laughing-matter

2018-05-11  Javier Serrano Polo  <javier@jasp.net>  (tiny change)

	[BZ #23168]
	* manual/startup.texi: Improve quality of comic content in abort.

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Carlos O'Donell May 11, 2018, 5:20 p.m. | #1
On 05/11/2018 12:12 PM, Javiera Serrano Polo wrote:
> There are complaints about the joke in abort section being low-quality. 
> 2.28 will include this comic content, so improving quality is desired. 
> Discussion about this solution starts at
> https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2018-05/msg00136.html
> 
> Quote from relevant standard:
> In business and in life, a sense of humor is an essential
> characteristic.
> http://www.standard.net/Success-Strategies/2015/03/26/10-reasons-a-sense-of-humor-is-no-laughing-matter
> 
> 2018-05-11  Javier Serrano Polo  <javier@jasp.net>  (tiny change)
> 
> 	[BZ #23168]
> 	* manual/startup.texi: Improve quality of comic content in abort.
> 

Please abide by the intent of the cool down period over this content.

Please repost in August after the 2.28 release.
Javiera Serrano Polo May 11, 2018, 5:46 p.m. | #2
El dv 11 de 05 de 2018 a les 13:20 -0400, Carlos O'Donell va escriure:
> Please abide by the intent of the cool down period over this content.

Please do not ignore objections again.[1] Please be coherent with your
statement about making 2.28 the best glibc release possible.

> Please repost in August after the 2.28 release.

Nay, sir. I am already following your directions.[2] I will ping on a
weekly basis until I deem my contribution ignored enough time.

In the meantime, you may wish to downvote opinions like this one:
https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/3509485

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[1] https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2018-05/msg00491.html
[2] https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2018-05/msg00137.html
Javiera Serrano Polo May 11, 2018, 8:21 p.m. | #3
My point has been established.[3]

Thank you all.

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[3] https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23168#c1
Richard Stallman May 11, 2018, 9:45 p.m. | #4
[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

I support the idea of a cooling-off period; please join me in
supporting it too.

Patch

diff --git a/manual/startup.texi b/manual/startup.texi
index 7395d32dd0..cdf677f9b4 100644
--- a/manual/startup.texi
+++ b/manual/startup.texi
@@ -1005,14 +1005,17 @@  This function actually terminates the process by raising a
 intercept this signal; see @ref{Signal Handling}.
 @end deftypefun
 
-@c Put in by rms.  Don't remove.
+@c Some users like these jokes.  Endorsed by rms, don't remove.
 @cartouche
-@strong{Future Change Warning:} Proposed Federal censorship regulations
+@strong{Warning from Stallman:} Proposed Federal censorship regulations
 may prohibit us from giving you information about the possibility of
 calling this function.  We would be required to say that this is not an
 acceptable way of terminating a program.
 @end cartouche
 
+There used to be another joke about censorship here, but@enddots{}
+@*@emph{Aborted (core dumped)}
+
 @node Termination Internals
 @subsection Termination Internals