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Re: POSIX kirjoitustapa

On 20040107T154342+0200, Tapio Lehtonen wrote:
> http://www.opengroup.org/austin/papers/posix_faq.html
> Tuon FAQ:n mukaan POSIX on akronyymi, POSIX is an acronym for 
> Portable Operating System Interface.

POSIX ei mitenkään voi olla sanojen Portable Operating System Interface
akronyymi: koko ilmaisusta ei löydy X-kirjainta.  Kyse on Richard
Stallmanin aikoinaan sepittämästä sanasta.

From WordNet (r) 2.0 (August 2003) [wn]:

       n : a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (19 Sep 2003) [foldoc]:

     <jargon> An identifier formed from some of the letters (often
     the initials) of a phrase and used as an abbreviation.  {This
     dictionary} contains a great many acronyms; see the contents
     page for a list.
     See also {TLA}.

"The term POSIX was suggested by Richard Stallman in response to an IEEE
request for a memorable name. It is a near acronym for Portable
Operating System Interface, with the X signifying the UNIX heritage of
the API."

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Debian developer   http://www.iki.fi/gaia/

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