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   Date: 	Wed, 6 Sep 2000 08:59:56 -0600
From: Richard Gooch <rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca>

Jamie Lokier writes:
> Sorry, there's a GCC policy decision against putting it into a
> shared library.

Why?

Because this allows proprietary software vendor X to write
closed-source compiler backend Y using GCC to provide the
front end. If it never becomes a shared library, this sort
of thing cannot happen.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@redhat.com
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