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Re: bug#24574: emacs-module is not GPL compatible (Windows)

From: Robert Cochran
Subject: Re: bug#24574: emacs-module is not GPL compatible (Windows)
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:37:33 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Mambo Levis <> writes:

> 2. Do you have any idea about the error message: sqlite3-core.dll is not GPL 
> compatible?

Well, the library needs to provide a C symbol named
"plugin_is_GPL_compatible", which the first one does. So I'm not
entirely sure why Emacs is rejecting the library.

If I had to guess, I'd suppose that whatever compiler your using is
noticing that the symbol is never used and removes it. That's an
educated guess based on what I've seen compilers do for other things
that end up being unused; I have no idea if I'm anywhere close to

On that thought, though, perhaps you could modify the
`emacs_module_init` function to touch the variable (by doing something
like, say, 'plugin_is_GPL_compatible = 42') and see what happens?

~Robert Cochran

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