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Re: Linking Emacs with libxml2

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Linking Emacs with libxml2
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 15:08:08 -0400
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Chad Brown <address@hidden> writes:

>> Wasn't there a problem with linking to external libraries at that time?
> Yes, there was.  The FSF [lawyers] recently determined that it would
> be possible to use external libraries with some explicit marking of
> legal status, along the lines of what is used in GCC.

This refers to only FFI.  Using libxml as a static dependency has never
been a problem, apart from needing someone to implement it.

> Looking back through the mail archives, it seems that practical
> implementation is stuck waiting on an FFI design/implementation.  I
> thought that one had been sketched out, but I'm not finding it in the
> archives, so perhaps I am confused.

It's already been finalized:


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