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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/9] Rename `w32' local to `nt' for clarity
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:00:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > -     (w32 (eq system-type 'windows-nt))
>> > +     (nt (eq system-type 'windows-nt))
>> I do see that we now have a problem where w32 can refer either to "using
>> the w32 API for things like process and file system operations" and
>> "using the w32 GUI".
> It's just a local variable, so I really don't see the problem with it.

Yes, this particular use case is of no importance, but I meant to discuss
the general issue.

>> But "nt" doesn't sound too good for the first.
>> Maybe "w32os"?
> How about "windows" or "ms-windows"?  w32os is misleading, or will be,
> once Emacs could be built as a 64-bit process.

I doubt we're going to rename all the w32-foo functions and variables,
so for better or worse, "w32" is most likely the official name we will
use even when building against the w64 API.

Just like we use "ns" for GNUstep and Mac OS X.


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