Subject: standards/21922: standardize on the word "platform" in documentation
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/18/2003 00:04:26
>Number:         21922
>Category:       standards
>Synopsis:       standardize on the word "platform" in documentation
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    standards-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jun 18 00:05:01 UTC 2003
>Originator:     william allen simpson
>Release:        1.6T
The documentation is confusing the words "port" and "platform".  I know that the historical terms are "port" and "porting".  But other *BSD and Unices are using "platform", as is half of the documentation.  I'm submitting this problem report as a tracking mechanism for the decision to use the term "platform" more uniformly.  It is already used on the main web page at