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Re: Base BFD support: limit GPL spreading?

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: Base BFD support: limit GPL spreading?
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:50:20 +0100

On 16 Jun 2013, at 11:40, Maxthon Chan <address@hidden> wrote:

> Is there any way to prevent GPL from spreading into GNUstep Base (and 
> everything that is built on top of it) when using BFD support? Is it possible 
> to:
> 1) Use some alternative technologies, like LLVM and its subproject LLDB, or
> 2) Split the BFD support into a loadable bundle which is loaded instead of 
> linked by Base?

I think the second ought to be possible, and it would be a worthwhile 
contribution since the alternative stacktrace code (when BFD is not used)  is 
not very useful (it only handles external symbols, failing to deal with ObjC 

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