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Delete abortion joke


I propose the following patch, which deletes the abortion joke from the glibc manual. The joke does not provide any useful information about the abort() function so removing it will not hinder use of glibc.

Thank you.

From d8cae2653abb0c9b4c63649cac5861ca44b342e6 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Raymond Nicholson <>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 18:00:34 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] * manual/startup.texi: remove abortion joke from the
 documentation of abort().

 manual/startup.texi | 8 --------
 1 file changed, 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/manual/startup.texi b/manual/startup.texi
index 7395d32dd0..21c48cd037 100644
--- a/manual/startup.texi
+++ b/manual/startup.texi
@@ -1005,14 +1005,6 @@ This function actually terminates the process by raising a
 intercept this signal; see @ref{Signal Handling}.
 @end deftypefun
-@c Put in by rms.  Don't remove.
-@strong{Future Change Warning:} Proposed Federal censorship regulations
-may prohibit us from giving you information about the possibility of
-calling this function.  We would be required to say that this is not an
-acceptable way of terminating a program.
-@end cartouche
 @node Termination Internals
 @subsection Termination Internals

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