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

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Don't use the abbreviation "win" to refer to Windows.
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:43:20 +0100
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Paul Eggert wrote:
> > Here's my counter-proposal (attached).
> Thanks, that looks pretty good.

OK, I've committed that.

> I see three files that still need work, though:
>  * lib/poll.c mentions "Win9x" and "WinXP".
>  * lib/select.c is similar.


>  * ChangeLog entries needed.
> Also, the old-ChangeLog-entry work has been done and
> I don't see an obstacle to putting it in.

I'm really not a fan of rewriting history. It's too often done for political
reasons. Even if here the reason is a technical one (that Microsoft renamed
its APIs), it smells the manipulation. Please don't do such things to past
ChangeLog entries of mine.

Nothing against correcting mistakes in recent ChangeLog entries, of course.
That would a different situation.

> That way we don't have to worry about the "win"s creeping in
> through the back door by people cloning old ChangeLog entries.

This risk is low: Changes that involve platform specific changes are
complicated enough that the ChangeLog entry cannot be produced from an
earlier change.


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