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Re: Re^2: Meaning of `source code'

[Regarding SmallEiffel]
> ??? That's not right. They give you the source, the C source. It's not 
> interessting for us how they build the C source.

Wow, you've joined this discussion very late. Nope, the GPL is very
clear on this:

    The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
    making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source
    code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus
    any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to
    control compilation and installation of the executable. However, as
    a special exception, the source code distributed need not include
    anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
    form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of
    the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that
    component itself accompanies the executable.

The "C" they gave us is the output of a compiler, and _looks_ like the
output of a compiler. You could accurately describe it as
"machine-obfuscated". It's not particularly human-maintainable.


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