Thursday, June 27, 2002

Re: Converting the gcc backend to a library? > I submitted a patch in 1994, which turns the gcc backend into a
> library. I was told that it would lead to the gcc backend based
> commercial compiler. I am enclosing my ChangeLog here. I guess
> I can recreate it if I won't waste my time this time.

I hope this objection is not valid anymore (if it ever was). If if the
gcc backend is a library, derived compilers would still have to be
licensed under the GPL. And if somebody wants to produce a commercial
compiler that is available under GPL terms, so be it. I know companies
who do this right know...

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