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Re: WPP capabilities in gcc
- From: Shoham Peller <shohamp at gmail dot com>
- To: Richard Kenner <kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, Guy Lewin <guy at lewin dot co dot il>, Jonathan Wakely <jwakely dot gcc at gmail dot com>
- Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:06:15 +0300
- Subject: Re: WPP capabilities in gcc
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Is gcc meant to only be used to compile FOSS?
If that's your agenda, you're right - I don't see how you can use a
feature like WPP.
But is that really what gcc aims for? Not to allow people working on
close-source software to enjoy it?
On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 10:58 PM, Richard Kenner
>> What WPP does, is it runs during pre-compilation, and replaces the
>> string in each call to a trace macro, with an obfuscated string.
> And why would a writer of Free Software want to do such a thing?