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Re: gnutls for lose32

From: Carsten Mattner
Subject: Re: gnutls for lose32
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:09:17 +0100

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 11:46, Carsten Mattner
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.
> And yet, imagine that Microsoft were to add some program, library or
> product called "Windows Win", and that we had to refer to it in the
> documentation. What would we call it? "Windows Lose"? Really? And
> would that really help the users in any way, or just confuse them?
> I won't deny the power of words. But sometimes, a name is just a name.
> The crusade against "win32" is a bit silly IMHO; it's hard to believe
> that anyone, outside of a few old timers, reads it as "a form of
> praise".

Is the intent to hide or deny the existence of Windows?

In any case, I believe this wastes resources better applied for real
Emacs work.

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