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Re: new port

On Tue, 21 Aug 2001  A Mennucc1 <debian@Tonelli.sns.it> wrote:

> hi
> I would like to discuss the birth of the new Debian port with you all
> the proposed name is 'Debian GNU/win' 

You might be interested in the following passage from GNU Emacs 20.1
NEWS file:

** Windows-specific functions and variables have been renamed
to start with w32- instead of win32-.

In hacker language, calling something a "win" is a form of praise.  We
don't want to praise a non-free Microsoft system, so we don't call it



dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity
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