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Re: gnutls for lose32

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: gnutls for lose32
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 04:17:16 -0800
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On 01/02/12 02:46, Carsten Mattner wrote:

> "win32" is used in the same way as "posix" to refer to a set of
> platform APIs.

That's one name, but it's not the only one and it's not necessarily
even the most common one in practice.  As discussed in
Microsoft prefers the name "Windows API" to "Win32 API",
and "Windows API" is quite commonly used.  Using this common
name to talk about the API helps us to avoid the problem with "win".

For Emacs's own identifiers, common practice is to use "w32_"
as a prefix; perhaps that should be changed to something else
at some point (when 64-bit Windows takes over?), but this should
be an independent issue.  The proposed patch by and large
leaves "w32" alone, since "w32" doesn't run afoul of the "win"

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