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Re: GCC to open the C++ demangle API?

On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 06:47:49PM +0100, Carlo Wood wrote:
> Since I was forced to write my demangler ONLY because libiberty
> is GPL - I feel like kicking back by refusing to release my demangler
> under the GPL.  Instead I want to release it under the LGPL or the libstdc++
> license (which gives people much more freedom to use it).

As an aside, it's called the "GPL with runtime exception," and more than
just libstdc++/libsupc++ use it.  libgcc does also, and I /think/ other
bits of libiberty might also, but I haven't checked.

> The (legal) problem now is: how can I write a drop-in for these libiberty
> functions when I want it to be LGPL?

I've no idea.


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