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Re: WPP capabilities in gcc
- From: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- To: shohamp at gmail dot com
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, guy at lewin dot co dot il, jwakely dot gcc at gmail dot com
- Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:32:45 EDT
- 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?
It's one thing to say that we're building a compiler or adding a feature to
a compiler that will benefit both the open- and closed-source communities.
Everybody understands and supports that goal.
However, adding something to gcc that *only* is of value to the
closed-source community is something entirely different and a lot of us
(including me) are uncomfortable with that.