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Re: clang vs free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: clang vs free software
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:01:39 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

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>     There exist now various packages integrating emacs will elements of clang.
>      These packages are not supporting clang as alternative compiler.  Rather
>     by exploiting clang interfaces that have no gcc analog they offer exciting
>     IDE-like features.
> They nonetheless encourage people to switch from GCC to Clang.  The
> features may be useful but this way of providing them hurts our cause.

Which brings us back to the question: what would be required to provide
them via GCC or other GNU software?  If nobody bothers with even
considering the question, it would appear that it is not all that

David Kastrup

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