IP issues in writing a ghci adaption?

Christopher Svanefalk csvanefalk at hushmail.me
Wed Oct 21 08:06:05 EDT 2009

Hey everyone,

If one wants to write a ghci-like application for the C++ language
(and/or other languages as well FTM), which is not a derivative
work of the ghci source, are there any intellectual property issues
that need to be addressed? For example, would this tool be allowed
to use similar syntax and commands as those in ghci (:r, :l etc),
have a similar name (gcci?), carry some specific license, etc, or
is the field clear?

The reason I am asking is of course that I am currently working on
something like this (although it will probably differ from ghci in
terms of design, implementation, features etc) so I am thankful for
any answers!

kind regards,

Christopher Svanefalk,
Student (comp.sc.),
Univeristy of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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