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Re: Borland software patent restricting GNU compiler development
Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Ingrid Marson:
>>The Borland patent is a patent for standard exception handling
> At least on Linux, GCC implements a different scheme which is
> optimized for the more common case of execution without throwing any
> exception. Borland's approach doesn't even work without frame
> pointers, so it's quite limited.
> Maybe the Windows ABI prescribes the use of Borland's approach? This
> could explain the gripes of the WINE developers.
Without looking at the patent, I would hazard the guess
that it is about Win32 Structured Exception Handling (SEH):
(The linked-to mail from the GCC mailing list seems to
SEH is quite important in Windoze-land.
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