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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:44:52 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> David wants to write a GCC plugin that outputs the complete AST.
> We do not want to promote that sort of plugin.

What exactly does that mean?  IIUC, it's *easy* to write such a plugin,
so the only reason nobody's done it so far is because it's even easier
to do it with clang, so noone but a true Free Software advocate would
bother writing/using such a plugin.
IOW discouraging such plugins only hurts *us*.


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