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Re: clang vs free software

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: clang vs free software
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:20:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Fine, but what's the policy now regarding features that require an
>     installed clang to work; can they be merged to Emacs proper or not?
> Emacs (and all GNU packages involving C code) should be designed to
> work best with GCC.  There should be nothing to encourage users not to
> use our compiler.

The only way the features in question can "work best" with GCC is if
they are not implemented at all, because GCC still doesn't offer the
necessary interface that would allow us to use it in the capacity that
we can use Clang.

Note that the user will still be able to use GCC as the compiler, but
would have to have Clang installed for code assistance.

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