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Alexander Viro writes:
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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
^^^^^^^^^^
That was my guess. Politics. Ideology. Bah.

> making the internal API frozen by exposure to library users.

An exercise in decent API design. BFD.

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

In this context, I agree. It's not as if there's an awful lot of data
being thrown around. Compilation costs are likely to dominate over
in-core copies.

Regards,

Richard....
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