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Re: Contributing LLVM.org patches to gud.el

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Contributing LLVM.org patches to gud.el
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2015 12:53:27 +0100
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Helmut Eller <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Feb 07 2015, David Kastrup wrote:
>> If you want to argue evolutionary biology, it makes no sense to muddle
>> together all niches.  Humans don't need to compete with polar bears and
>> penguins.
> GCC and LLVM are obviously competitors.
>> The GPL and the GNU project is the stronghold of software freedom.  But
>> we are not going to do software freedom a favor by raiding and burning
>> down ourselves every fair happening outside of the protection of our
>> castle walls.  Our concern has to be to keep the state inside of the
>> castle walls both secure and welcoming.
> Inviting trojan horses into the GNU castle is probably not going to
> help GCC.

We are not talking about letting the enemies of free software in but
rather those who don't shoot the enemies at sight.

> Well, maybe in some indirect way because then GCC has to improve to
> stay competitive.

Improving GCC is a worthwhile goal anyway.  Making it worse in the hope
that it will make other people suffer more than us is a suicidal
strategy in the long run.

David Kastrup

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