[Haskell-cafe] Re: Utility functions

Ketil Malde ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Thu Jan 6 07:20:12 EST 2005

"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:

> There are already a couple of bits of (L)GPL under fptools: GMP and
> readline.  GMP we'd like to replace because it is necessarily a part of
> every compiled Haskell program; readline isn't so important but it would
> be nice to have a BSD-licensed replacement.

Readline is GPL and GMP LGPL, aren't they?  So GMP only restricts
what you can do with modifications to that library (and thus only
affects developers who want to release a modified GHC without source),
while linking with readline will potentially affect regular users of


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