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Re: emacs-losedows-builder

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: emacs-losedows-builder
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 02:17:13 +0300
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Hello Richard,

On 01.09.2016 21:54, Richard Stallman wrote:

Name-calling is a very effective method for spreading the idea that
something is evil -- in this case Windows.

Not when doing so makes us appear childish. People are less inclined to heed warnings from those who they do not take seriously. And in this case, there's no "meat" to the message. Just name-calling.

Contrariwise, pleasant nicknames such as "win" tend to act as support.
That's why we don't refer to Windows as "win".

Let's call it "windows", then. Though I cannot think of a time when I've read e.g. "win32" and made an association with "win" as in "victory". Or if I did, it didn't make me think about Windows better anyway (and I've used it for years).

Best regards,

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