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   Date: 	Wed, 6 Sep 2000 08:59:56 -0600
From: Richard Gooch <>

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


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.

David S. Miller
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