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Re: dragonegg in FSF gcc?

From:  Basile Starynkevitch <>
To:  Jack Howarth <>
Subject:  Re: dragonegg in FSF gcc?
Date:  Fri, 09 Apr 2010 18:53:16 +0200
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Jack Howarth wrote:
>    What are the opinions here about merging
> dragonegg into FSF gcc? It is in the odd position
> of straddling two projects so perhaps it could
> reside in both the LLVM and FSF gcc projects
> with regularly remerging. Certainly it would be
> an interesting addition to FSF gcc. 

What are the alternatives?

I tend to be quite happy with the idea of dragonegg being a good GCC
plugin, since it is a good illustration of the plugin feature.

What exactly is wrong with the approach of keeping dragonegg as a GCC
plugin? In principle, I like it very much.

(I admit I did not compile dragonegg, so maybe there are issues in using it
as a plugin).

And I could imagine that the difference in the licenses and the copyright
owners between DragonEgg & GCC might make the merging legally difficult,
but of course I am not a lawyer and know nothing about these issues.

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