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Re: Using of parse tree externally


On Oct 10, 2000, Joe Buck <jbuck@racerx.synopsys.com> wrote:

> The organization that owns gcc fears nothing more than making gcc's front
> ends available as an API.

Err...  Wouldn't the provision of GCC as an API require programs
linked with it to be GPLed, just like any other library does?  The
actual problem, AFAIK, is to make GCC capable of spitting out its
internal state and reading it back later, because then it would be
possible to write optimizers that *wouldn't* be linked with GCC,
avoiding the GNU GPL requirement.

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