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On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Richard Gooch wrote:

> Jamie Lokier writes:
> > Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> > > I think would be really cool if all this 'magic' in gcc (whatever
> > > part of gcc is irrelevant right now) would be exported into a library
> > > or shared object which editors could then load and use... dynamically
> > > perhaps.
> >
> > Sorry, there's a GCC policy decision against putting it into a
> > shared library.
>
> Why?

Not-so-wild guess: GPL issues, mixed with serious lack of enthisiasm about
making the internal API frozen by exposure to library users.

Besides, there is another issue: WTF is wrong with good old pipes?

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