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Re: emacs & MAXPATHLEN

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: emacs & MAXPATHLEN
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 20:41:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

> On 8/4/05, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Sascha Wilde <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Yes, that is exactly my point, I think Richard is right:
>> > Linux is just a program "in the usual sense".
>> But I was talking about GNU/Linux.  It seems you don't even get the
>> difference we are talking about.
> [jumping in]
> Perhaps in a parallel universe you were talking about GNU/Linux. In
> this universe, you said:
>> Linux is not really a program in the usual sense.
> Richard retorted:
>> It is a program, in the usual sense of the word.
>> You must have some unusual sense of the word in mind.
> And you countered:
>> Looks more like a collection of services to me, somewhat like a
>> library.
> So definitely you were talking (or at least, you were *writing*)
> about Linux, not GNU/Linux.

That definitely was what the original argument was about.  But in my
reply to Sascha I pointed out to him that his way of applying the term
"a program" to Linux would fit GNU/Linux quite as well.  Which did not
really serve to render the view he claimed to support more plausible.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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