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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-22 08:02:31

"Hendrik Schober" <SpamTrap_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
>> > Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > > From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
>> > >> "Hendrik Schober" <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > >>
>> > >> To prepare Unix tools such as GCC, the compiler and linker must be
>> > >
>> > > Rather than "Unix" consider "*nix" to be more inclusive. Those
>> > > using a *nix OS will understand. Those not using one won't care.
>> >
>> > I have no objection.
>> > But I do want to know: what *nix OS is not a Unix OS?
>> Linux is a prime example. "Unix" is a trade name that means
>> something very specific. Not all Unix-like OSes are Unix.
> It says "Unix tools such as GCC". Wouldn't this
> apply to GCC on Linux as well?

Yes, but technically it wouldn't apply to Intel on Linux. It won't
make much difference to understandability if you reject Rob's change,
but he's right that his suggestion would be an improvement.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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