gcc-4.8 and libbacktrace

Ryan Johnson ryan.johnson@cs.utoronto.ca
Mon May 27 14:45:00 GMT 2013

On 27/05/2013 10:22 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May 27 10:11, Ryan Johnson wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> FYI, gcc-4.8 includes a new libbacktrace.a (BSD-licensed, I believe)
>> that uses dwarf unwind info to accurately unwind the stack.
>> Thoughts?
> No, since you didn't say what you expect.  What is the end result you're
> looking for, a libbacktrace package (Yes, SHTDI), or integration of the
> backtrace stuff into Cygwin?  If the latter, that's impossible due to
> licensing reasons.
The latter, so I guess it's a non-starter.

Out of curiosity, what aspect of the library's BSD license allows gcc to 
use it but not cygwin?


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