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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:43:10 -0500

On Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:50:25 -0500 chad <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On 16 Jan 2015, at 15:21, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > What I am pretty sure of is that if the plug-in generates the AST
> > as text, a GPL-covered program could write it into a file, and
> > some separate proprietary program could read the file, and this
> > would not be considered combining the two programs.  It would be
> > lawful, and could be quite harmful.
> Isn’t this what dragonegg does (or did before it was abandoned for
> lack of interest)? 
>       http://dragonegg.llvm.org <http://dragonegg.llvm.org/>

dragonegg did indeed use the GCC front end together with the LLVM
back end. Interest in the code waned when LLVM's own C/C++ front end
became sufficiently robust.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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