Celebrities in MSDN Documentation

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

I imagine the MS legal department frowns on the appearance of recognizable names in documentation. Nevertheless, there are a few out there. For instance, the documentation for IXmlSerializable.WriteXml contains a celebrity from Bedrock:

// Create a person object.
Person fred = new Person("Fred Flintstone");

Over in the Visual FoxPro world, we find a local Microsoft celebrity:

IF UPPER(userID) = 'BILLG' && only one user may add tables
   RETURN .T.
ENDIF
   RETURN .F.
ENDIF

Finally, perhaps someone had a particular GeorgeW in mind when describing sp_denylogin to aspiring DBAs:


EXEC sp_denylogin 'Corporate\GeorgeW'

If only it were that easy…

So, know of any others?


Comments
Sahil Malik Tuesday, October 3, 2006
LOL, someone in MS legal is getting yelled at right now!! :)
Eric J Thursday, October 5, 2006
Not a name, but I always think Mike Blaszczak when I see "Hockey is best!" in the docs...
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