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Re: lldb support

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: lldb support
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:11:25 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2.50 (gnu/linux)

> I don't think the aim is to replace GNU packages, but to give everyone
> better tools.  Without the GNU packages none of it would have been possible.

There's a long history between Apple, GCC, and the GPL.
So, yes, Apple's investment into LLVM was specifically to avoid the GPL.

But LLVM (and surrounding tools) exists independently from Apple.

> You have to understand that these sort of tactics simply don't work: none
> of these users will switch to GDB just because Emacs does not support the
> alternative. They will simply write the code in emacs and debug it outside
> emacs, so the result is actually the opposite of what you want (the users
> using GNU tools all the time).

Indeed.  By avoiding LLVM/Clang/... we're just harming
ourselves, AFAICT.


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