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- Subject: Re: LuaJIT x64 port sponsorship goal reached!
- From: Stephen Kellett <lua@...>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:20:09 +0000
Mike Pall wrote:
I'm not a fan of software patents (unless the patent lasts for 2 years
or less - which is roughly equivalent in tech terms to the timespan of a
parent in tech terms when patents were invented and steam power was all
This is the same thing that prevents GCC from implementing the SEH
exception mechanism for C++ exceptions on Windows/x86. Not being
able to use the same mechanism prevents interoperability with code
compiled with Microsoft's C++ compiler, i.e. all Windows system
libraries and most third party C++ libraries.
Thank you for a great example of a patent actively hurting the patent
Abolish software patents today.
Sad note. Today news was posted that Google were granted a patent fpr
MapReduce despite lots of prior art (see Google for a better overview
Even Google applies for non-worthy patents.