On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Bil Kleb wrote:

> ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
>> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Tim Pease wrote:
>>> Does Slave work on the Win32 platform, or is this a UNIX only gem?
>> 
>> what is this "windows" you speak of?
>
> I think it might be what these GNU folks are talking about
> in their coding standards document,
>
> If you do support Windows, please do not abbreviate it as 텍in
> In hacker terminology, calling something a 텍inis a form of
> praise.  You're free to praise Microsoft Windows on your own
> if you want, but please don't do this in GNU packages. Instead
> of abbreviating 타indowsto 텅n you can write it in full or
> abbreviate it to 텍oeor 텍 In GNU Emacs, for instance, we
> use 준32in file names of Windows-specific files, but the macro
> for Windows conditionals is called WINDOWSNT.
>
> http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/standards.html#System-Portability

that's __awesome__.  more humour in docs i say!

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