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Re: A plea for dynamically loadable extension modules

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: A plea for dynamically loadable extension modules
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:25:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Nic <address@hidden> wrote:
> Mario Lang <address@hidden> writes:
>> Is there any chance that we get the dynloading extention
>> for 21.4?  If not, could you please explain why?
> I think rms made a statement on this subject a number of months
> ago. The reason dynamic loading has not been included in emacs so far
> is that there would then be the potential of breaking the terms of
> the licence under which emacs is distributed.

That doesn't make sense.  Emacs could use the same exception in its
license that Guile uses.  The fact that the exception is used for
Guile shows that the FSF does not object to the exception in
principle.  There may be a specific reason it's not desirable for
Emacs, but then what is it?


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