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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

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?