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I think that KMH is Kevin Hugo's "signature" in the source code. Can anyone confirm this? (It's in the code; see trap.c line 494 and wield.c line 7.) --Rampion (talk) 01:21, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

That makes sense but is difficult to actually verify from outside the Dev Team. A quick survey with git blame suggests most of those KMH comments were already there before the transition to CVS in early 2002. At that time, commit histories were not preserved or converted from the previous version control system; the entire codebase was just checked in en-masse, in a series of commits by one member of the team. Consequently, the history of who checked in what when prior to 2002 is not public. Actually, if I had to guess, I would guess that the comments indicating who contributed what probably date from very early, when version control was not in use at all (because once version control was in use, it would seem significantly less necessary). So the only way to really know for sure whether a given interpretation of them is correct, would be to ask someone who has been on the Dev Team since back then. --Jonadab, 2017 October.