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Re: MS-Windows build broken in Fmake_network_process

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: MS-Windows build broken in Fmake_network_process
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:39:35 +0900

Juanma Barranquero writes:
 > On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:38, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
 > > I fail to see how these #ifdefs should be more annoying than similar
 > > ones for Posix systems.
 > Ah. Because they are *not* for Posix systems, you know.

C'mon, Juanma, don't egg him on.  It's not about POSIX vs. non-POSIX,
it's about free vs. non-free, which is long-standing Emacs policy (not
to mention the whole purpose for GNU in the first place).

It is still a good thing to support a bit of freedom in the unfree
world (as long as the net result is more migration from unfree to free
software), and it is still a good thing to provide free software to
people who are sufficiently poor that they remain dependent on Windows
9x systems, and may not be sufficiently literate in English or French
to have easy access to free software advocacy etc.  But you have to
balance those somewhat nebulous goods against the costs, which are
non-zero (though IMO they're nowhere near as big as the anti-Windows
activists would have it).

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