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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [Jim Meyering] Re: [Bug-gnulib] strftime merge from Emacs
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 10:06:21 -0400

    > That will work provided there is no case
    > where that file exists but including it is harmful.

    The question is really whether there is any reason to think it might
    be harmful, i.e. why wasn't it done like that originally?  If no-one
    knows, it seems best just to do it, as it seems unlikely to cause

I would suspect the conditional was written before there was Autoconf,
and that there was no technical reason not to use Autoconf if it had

    >       _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?

    Gcc actually defines them.

Do other compilers for Windows define them too?  If so, then GCC
should define them also; it is a technical need.  If not, we should
rename them.

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