Alternatives to gcc (was Re: gcc 4.3: when will it
Pedro F. Giffuni
giffunip at tutopia.com
Sat Jan 31 15:22:07 PST 2009
--- On Sat, 1/31/09, Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> wrote:
On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 01:08:54PM -0800, Pedro F. Giffuni wrote:
> > The effort didn't go far enough. Why haven't we removed GNU readline ?
> Probably either because someone hasn't written a BSD-licensed one, or
> someone hasn't done the work to test-compile src and ports on all the
> appropriate architectures.
Wrong on both:
- libedit has a readline compatibility mode that has replaced GNU readline in the other BSDs.
- If you look in the archives you will find patches.
If there really was any effort to remove GPL'd stuff from the tree it missed this big time: GNU readline is a library under the GPL (not LGPL), it should be dead long ago.
Now, after running the lang/gcc43 "make check" on my amd64 I don't really understand why we would be in a hurry to update to it.
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