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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Jacob Bachmeyer
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:47:24 -0600
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Richard Stallman wrote:
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The situation with Emacs will be the same as it is with GCC now:
plug-ins have to be GPL.

This illuminates the central question at hand: if an Emacs plugin is GPL, and provides access to internals of GCC, which is also GPL, can nonfree software use that Emacs plugin?

I think that the answer to this question is "no", and that this provides a means to export GCC's AST to Emacs without opening the AST to nonfree software.

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