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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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