[MLton] MLton rules! (was: filedes = int)

skaller skaller@users.sourceforge.net
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 09:10:34 +1000

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On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 15:10 -0500, Henry Cejtin wrote:
> Given that GMP is under the LGPL, is that really a problem?=20

In the compiler for use by the compiler no, GPL is fine,
because it is isolated to the tool, which isn't (usually)
deployed to end users.

>  Mind you,
> personally I very much like the GPL for many many things, but the LGPL is=
> sadly, probably better for many libraries.  I really am curious if the
> LGPL is causing you some real problem.

Yes. I cannot allow any LGLP or GPL code in my project
as source, and the binaries must be fully unencumbered:
both source and binary must be free for any use,
including use in proprietary systems.

With Ocaml, the libraries and runtime are LGLPX,
where the 'X' means that when I link my own code
to the library, the library gives up its licence
and becomes entirely unencumbered: that is,
the result after the linking is a derived work,
but the licence specifically releases that work
from all constraints.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sourceforge dot net>

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