IP issues in writing a ghci adaption?

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 08:09:39 EDT 2009

On 21/10/2009 13:06, Christopher Svanefalk wrote:

> 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!

No IP issues.  GHC is covered by a 3-clause BSD license.


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