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Re: [PATCH] manual: Remove warning in the documentation of the abort function

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  > The only barely valid argument I have seen in allowing such feature
  > creep from FSF to GNU

That way of conceptualizing the situation surprises me.  It doesn't
fit with the events as they happened.

I suggest reading
about how GNU and the FSF came to be.

			  was that RMS practically owns FSF and GNU and can
  > claim it's one and the same thing.

They are not the same thing.

One pertinent historical point for the C Library Manual is that I am
one of its main authors.  I rewrote most of its text to make it more
readable.  When I came to the abort system call, I added the joke.

I've appointed others to manage work on GNU libc, including this manual,
but I gave specific instructions not to delete this joke.

We can and will consider deleting it, after looking at the remaining
bigger issues.

Dr Richard Stallman
Founder, Free Software Foundation (,
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