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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:54:28 -0800
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On 01/15/2015 07:47 PM, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
> Richard Stallman wrote:
>> 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.

That doesn't address Richard's concern. I can write some elisp to export
the AST to my proprietary compiler.

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