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


On 10/10/19 10:53 pm, Richard Stallman wrote:
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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 https://gnu.org/gnu/the-gnu-project.html
> 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.

It isn't to me either, definitely not any more but thank you for making
it explicit.

> 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.

You continue to project yourself as a spiritual leader and the
contributor community as your faithful cabal that does your bidding.  I
am grateful to you for starting the GNU project, but I do not contribute
to GNU tools at your appointment and I never did.

Siddhesh


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