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Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)
Date: 26 Mar 2002 15:52:00 -0800
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Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom <> writes:

> > > my main objection is the naming of /com. it seems very counter-intutive;
> > > since my experience is that 'com' means 'command'. 
> > 
> > This would require changing a *lot* of existing software.
>       however, you're already proposing to change even more software, to
> use /com, rather than /var.

The GNU Coding Standards have specified /com for like a decade.  

> > The "com" name is not new.
>       maybe my experience is limited; but I haven't heard of it before. I
> think that says something about how common a notion it is. maybe someone at
> MIT used it; but they also used a lot of other things that have fallen by
> the wayside.

By "not new" I mean "ten years old", not "Carl Soderstrom is familiar
with it."

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