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Re: Darwin support for lisp/battery.el.

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: Darwin support for lisp/battery.el.
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 00:34:13 +0200
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:
>> The changes are ok (presuming they work), but there is a problem in
>> the comments:
>>     ! ;; There is at present support for Linux and Darwin.
>> Darwin is a complete operating system.
> Since when?  AFAIK, the complete system is called MacOS.
>> To include "Linux" in that list implies that it too is a complete
>> operating system.
> But the communication is just with the kernel, via the proc file
> system.
>> That's unfair to the GNU Project, so we won't say do that.
> I can't see that naming the kernel when clearly the kernel is meant is
> problematic.
> The kernel of MacOS is Darwin.  The kernel of GNU/Linux is Linux.
>> The current comment says "Linux" because it refers specifically to
>> the kernel and its version numbers.  (There are no generally
>> meaningful version numbers for the GNU/Linux system as a whole.)
> Well, I don't get it.  What do you want to call the MacOS kernel if
> not Darwin?

As I understand it, Darwin is a subset of OS X that includes the Mach
kernel and more.


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