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Date said:
> Shared library linkage brings you into the same grey area that binary
> only kernel modules fall into, this means it's risky and this is
> almost certainly how the GCC team views this situation.

But how much work would it require to do so? If your theoretical vendor of
closed-source compiler backends were to believe that a shared lib of the
GCC frontend would be legal, surely they'd just make it shared themselves,
then use it as such? It's hardly a effective preventative measure.


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