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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:09:58 -0400

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    The argument was made that at the present time, writers of proprietary
    compilers would choose to leverage Clang rather than GCC, even if GCC
    liberalized the availability of its AST.

Those that are determined to make something proprietary will in many
cases use Clang regardless of what we do.

                                             If this is true, then there
    is no longer political value to restrict GCC.

That's simplistic reasoning.  There are others who might use or work
on GCC because "that's the way to get Emacs to use this" or because
GCC has been given code to do certain things (which might be done if
we push for it).

In addition, Clang supports only some languages.

It looks like you're out to convince me to allow certain things,
rather than out to do the best for software freedom.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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