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Re: [PATCH 6/9] Rename `w32' local to `nt' for clarity

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/9] Rename `w32' local to `nt' for clarity
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:07:26 -0700
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On 8/7/12 9:40 AM, Drew Adams wrote:
>> How about "windows" or "ms-windows"?  w32os is misleading, or will be,
>> once Emacs could be built as a 64-bit process.
> FWIW, I vote against just "windows" because of possible confusion with other
> meanings of "window".  Yes, I understand that the context probably dispels
> confusion here.  Still, it's a good idea to avoid it consistently (and to
> facilitate searching etc.).
> "ms-windows" is pretty clear.  But if you also sometimes need something 
> shorter
> and not 32/64-specific as a replacement for "w32", try "msw" or some such.
> Whatever you choose, please use it consistently throughout Emacs.

We use WINDOWSNT in the C source, we might as well use 'windowsnt on
the Lisp side. I'd thought 'nt would be a decent-enough shorthand for

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