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Re: [Jim Meyering] Re: [Bug-gnulib] strftime merge from Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Jim Meyering] Re: [Bug-gnulib] strftime merge from Emacs
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 18:50:21 +0300

> From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 17:28:13 +0200
> >     I haven't seen WINDOWSNT used before.
> >     Here are some of the window-related macros I have seen:
> >
> >       _WIN32 WIN32 __WIN32__ __MSDOS__ WINDOWS32
> >
> > WINDOWSNT is what Emacs uses.  It is a GNU convention that we do not
> > use the abbreviation "WIN" to refer to Windows.  Are those names
> > used in any GNU packages?
> Yes.  I found those uses in gnulib and the coreutils.
> BTW, is WINDOWSNT an appropriate name for such a macro?
> I've heard that some of the modules using those macros may be
> compiled on non-Windows/NT systems.

I believe WINDOWS32 is a better name.  IIRC, GNU Make uses it.

(WINDOWSNT is something that emerged in Emacs historically; it might
not make much sense elsewehere.)

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