[bootstrappable] Re: Can Guile be bootstrapped from source without psyntax-pp.scm?
- From: Mark H Weaver <mhw@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Jeremiah@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:48:39 -0400
Well looking at the contents of psyntax-pp.scm
I would argue it counts as source code as it is in a form that is human
readable and modifiable.
The GNU licenses define "source code" as "the preferred form of the work
for making modifications to it". I think it is quite important for our
future liberty that we hold to this definition and not accept a weaker
But I am glad that you were concerned about potential non-human readable
sources required in bootstraps :D
Yes, this is an area of great concern for me, hence my efforts to
mitigate the problem.
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