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bug#18205: Obsolete patterns in auto-mode-alist

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#18205: Obsolete patterns in auto-mode-alist
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:12:46 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> I think we already invested too much energy in discussing a non-issue.

You do have a point about this discussion being silly, but I think the
core is that we don't want to advertize proprietary products, so in
order to do that while still being able to refer to such products, we
like to garble the product name in a way that expresses our dislike
for it (so it's clear we don't advocate its use).

"MS-DOG" and "Losedows" were examples of that.  I'm not very fond of
such tricks, but if we get rid of MS-DOG I think it's better to replace
it with FreeDOS than with MS-DOS.


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