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Re: minor wording fixups for "Posix", "Unix", "DOS variants", etc.

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: minor wording fixups for "Posix", "Unix", "DOS variants", etc.
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 09:38:29 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Peter Eisentraut <address@hidden> writes:

> Isn't the real spelling "POSIX"?  Or this some UNIX-like workaround with 
> trademark issues?

The Posix folks spell it "POSIX", just as SCO spells spells Unix "UNIX".

The Autoconf manual's usage was inconsistent, but it clearly preferred
"Unix" so I thought it more consistent for it to prefer "Posix" as well.
"Posix" is a bit easier to read and I don't see any real possibility
for confusion.

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