The commented line has been that way since February 2009, with the release of UBB.threads 7.5.0.https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/221187/version-7-5-released-february-24-2009
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The code is working as intend.
Please only provide bug reports for actual bugs. Bug reports for results of the code.
Multiple people have worked on the code over the past 20 years -- each with their own programming styles. Since the release of UBB.threads 7.6.0, many of those programming styles have been rewritten/reformatted to follow a single expected format.
Reporting issues about code layout or code-remarked items is not a bug.