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Re: clang/emacs/ecb/semantic

From: Helmut Eller
Subject: Re: clang/emacs/ecb/semantic
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 14:48:39 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, Dec 02 2012, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> Richard Stallman writes:
>  > Part of the reason why clang/llvm weakens our commnity, compared
>  > with GCC, is that the clang front ends can feed their data to
>  > nonfree tools.
> Is that true, though?  GCC can produce not only GIMPLE trees but also
> various forms of annotated RTL and dump them to files.  I believe that
> it also accepts some of these representations as input.

GCC can also produce debug information in Dwarf format, i.e. nonfree
debuggers can be used with GCC.  It would also not suprise me if the
debug info is similarly detailed to what gcc-xml extracts.


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