Winforms source-code comments redux

It seems Shawn Burke’s idea of making the source to windows forms 2.0 available to customers has raised some interest here, here and here.

For those of you who are saying to yourself “surely their comments couldn’t be THAT embarassing, what’s all this brouha about?” have a look at this: . When the windows source code was leaked onto the internet around 1 year ago there were some fairly choice comments found in there. Although I don’t have a problem with (and even LIKE) comments like “//HACK: something“, I can imagine some customers not liking it, and there was plenty worse than that in windows, for example this gem found in verinfo.h:

        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!DOING SO FUCKS THE BUILD PROCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!