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Re: Darwin support for lisp/battery.el.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Darwin support for lisp/battery.el.
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 23:28:33 +0200
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"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

> 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

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?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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