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Re: The Guile license and the use of LGPL libs (like GMP).

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: The Guile license and the use of LGPL libs (like GMP).
Date: 28 May 2002 21:54:34 +0200
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Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:

> > Yep, this occured to me... but which one should be plain "libguile"?
> The one without new restrictions.

Yes that seems to be the best choice.  (Although I was hoping that we
could find an argument that let's us use the nicer "libguile" for the
'best' library.)  We would also need to add an option to guile-config,

Anyway, I'm sure we can find a good solution that doesn't turn
libguile into a trap for people that want the exception.

> > The one with GMP or the one without?  Also, we already have API
> > variants: with or without threads, with or without heavy-weight
> > debugging support.  Maybe we should give distinct names to them also?
> If there are usage constraints, yes.  Otherwise, it's a config
> issue.  "Does the library support function X?" is a fundamentally
> different question than, "Am I allowed to link with the library at all?"

Yes, agreed.  Good point.

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