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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:24:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:

> On 01/15/2015 07:47 PM, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
>> Richard Stallman wrote:
>>> The situation with Emacs will be the same as it is with GCC now:
>>> plug-ins have to be GPL.
>> This illuminates the central question at hand:  if an Emacs plugin is
>> GPL, and provides access to internals of GCC, which is also GPL, can
>> nonfree software use that Emacs plugin?
>> I think that the answer to this question is "no", and that this provides
>> a means to export GCC's AST to Emacs without opening the AST to nonfree
>> software.
> That doesn't address Richard's concern. I can write some elisp to export
> the AST to my proprietary compiler.

And the reason is that Emacs is the ultimate glue for independent
applications and _designed_ for that.  Putting Emacs on a GUILE basis
will "acerbate" its flexibility.  That's the whole point of making Emacs
a central pillar of the GNU system.

David Kastrup

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