[Mono-list] C Ansi Compiler for IL

Andrew Birkett andy@nobugs.org
09 Oct 2002 22:43:12 +0100

On Wed, 2002-10-09 at 17:13, Francesco Delfino wrote:
> I found this project of a C compiler with an IL backend... maybe it would be
> interesting to see if the licensing is compatible with Mono.

The lcc license disallows selling lcc (or parts derived from it) which
would make it incompatible with the GPL license used for mcs.  The msil
backend has the MS Research EULA, which prohibits modifications.

Lcc is a nice compiler though, and the current mono jit uses a similar
code generation method (burg).  And there's presumbly nothing to stop
people using lcc.NET to generate testcases for mono.

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