Re: Lacking of a ref-counted string.

On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 21:18 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 9:07 PM, Havoc Pennington <hp pobox com> wrote:
> >
> > What about a libvala? I guess vala is supposed to have this property
> > that it doesn't create dependencies in distributed tarballs, but that
> > design goal has brought us autoconf and libtool in the past... not
> > sure I'm sold on it.
> Another nail in the no-libvala idea's coffin is that it seems to me[1]
> it's a violation of the GPL to distribute code that doesn't build
> using the "preferred form of the work for making modifications to it"
> (GPL sec 3).  In other words, generated .c files are no different from
> .jars and the like, and free OS vendors should not allow software
> which includes them.
> [1] IANAL etc.

Thats obviously not the case

Are you saying Yacc/Bison and lex/flex source files which generate c
files are also incompatible with GPL?

if so a whole load of software is in violation (including gcc)


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