[Mono-list] LCC and CIL
Miguel de Icaza
11 Mar 2002 11:32:55 -0500
> Note that LCC is not "open source software" in the sense defined by
> www.opensource.org; selling derivative works is not permitted, in general,
> without buying a separate license from Addison-Wesley.
Yes, we did notice that. It is unfortunate as you point out. The idea
of this is just an exercise in writing a CIL back-end for LCC as a proof
of concept. And then you could also do neat things with it.
The long term solution would be to do this with gcc, but this is a
smaller, easier compiler to understand.
> But if you do want to port LCC to target IL, it might be a good idea
> to check to see if anyone has done this already, e.g. by asking in
Completely agreed. We did some searching on google and were not able to
find anything about it. I know that some of the original lcc developers
did a port to the CIL at Microsoft, but I do not know of the code having
It might be worth sending them e-mail directly.