RFC: "Native -XCPP" Proposal

Boespflug, Mathieu m at tweag.io
Tue May 19 09:04:33 UTC 2015

On 19 May 2015 at 08:26, Bardur Arantsson <spam at scientician.net> wrote:

> On 05/19/2015 07:31 AM, Carter Schonwald wrote:
> > I imagine your ghc build uses gcc to invoke the system assembler and
> linker
> > on your Linux servers, :-) and that's gplv3!
> That is of no consequence licensing-wise since those are
>    a) separate programs/executables, thus "derived work" doesn't enter
>       into it at any level, except...
>    b) if the output contains bits of of the programs themselves, but
>       e.g. gcc (and one assumes the linker, etc.) have specific
>       licensing exemptions for the output.
> (And this *is* something that you can quickly explain to the lawyerly
> types.)

Both conditions likewise hold true for
cpphs-as-an-external-process-bundled-with-GHC. So any particular remaining
concern there?
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