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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 21:46:13 +0300

> From: Bruno Haible <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 19:03:45 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I believe WINDOWS32 is a better name.  IIRC, GNU Make uses it.
> I believe it's a poor name because Microsoft pretends to have the trademark
> on "Windows" in the US and is sueing other companies for this reason.

I know about several GNU packages that use WINDOWS32, and never heard
of any of them being sued.

> Therefore my preference is to use the compiler-defined macros
> (defined _WIN32 || defined __WIN32__), for which one cannot be sued,

As already mentioned in this thread, it is a policy of the GNU project
to avoid implying that Windows is ``a win''.  So I doubt if any of
these will be acceptable.

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