On Tue, 2009-03-24 at 23:40 +0900, robert song wrote: > Hello, everyone. > Now I am using Pettis-Hansen method as follows to reorder functions. > http://www.cs.virginia.edu/kim/courses/cs771/papers/pettis90profile.pdf > > But I found that the algorithm has its patent as below. > http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP0459192.html > > So if I use this algorithm in my codes, it will infringe the HP patent. > Does it mean that this algorithm can not be used in codes ? > Is there any method to deal with this problem ? ... Doesn't gcc do this? Just going off the patent abstract, it sounds like gcc already infringes. But in law, details matter...
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