Dumping RTL???

Richard Kenner kenner@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu
Wed Dec 4 19:22:00 GMT 2002

    Hmm... gcc is open source... A company like this could ""simply"" alter 
    gcc to produce complete RTL output and then use their unfree backend 
    anyways? Given that they release the gcc-patch-source, am I right? Or is 
    this sceanrio merely academic?

No, doing so would be a clear GPL violation.  If the distributed GCC contained
a facility to do this dumping, then doing what you propose would *probably*
be a GPL violation, but but it would be a much weaker case.

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