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Re: gnutls for lose32

From: Carsten Mattner
Subject: Re: gnutls for lose32
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:46:20 +0100

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 7:55 AM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 01/01/12 14:32, Richard Stallman wrote:
>> A reminder: please don't use the abbreviation "win" to refer to
>> Windows.  Please change that whenever you see it.
> Thanks for the reminder.  I looked in the Emacs source code
> for instances of this problem, and proposed a patch to fix them
> in Bug#10421.
> http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=10421
> There are some other instances that come from upstream code
> in Gnulib; I'll propose fixes for them upstream.

I'm not sure this is a good idea.
"win32" is used in the same way as "posix" to refer to a set of
platform APIs. "win" alone should be expanded.
"w32" is something which few users will imagine to grep for
when searching for it.

"win32" and "windows" look reasonable to me, while I agree that
"win" is not descriptive enough.

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