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Re: Don't use the abbreviation "win" to refer to Windows.

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: Don't use the abbreviation "win" to refer to Windows.
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 13:44:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (windows-nt)

On Mon 02 Jan 2012, Bruno Haible wrote:

> It's good to clean up some of these terms once in a decade, yes.
> I'm largely responsible of this issue: I started using "Woe32"
> instead of "Win32", out of frustration when porting GNU clisp to
> this platform, and mimicking the word "MS-DOG" found in Emacs.
> Then I mentioned it to RMS, who subsequently added some wording
> about it to the GNU Coding Standards. Some time later, I grew up
> and found it a bit childish; so I used this word only in comments
> and READMEs but not in function names or real code.
> The phrase "Windows Operating Environment" is new to me. Rarely seen.

Your suggestions seem pragmatic and more even handed than Paul's
proposed patch.


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