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Re: emacs floating point error during dump?

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: emacs floating point error during dump?
Date: 11 Jul 2003 09:42:24 -0400
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> * In message <address@hidden>
> * On the subject of "Re: emacs floating point error during dump?"
> * Sent on Thu, 10 Jul 2003 12:43:53 -0400
> * Honorable Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> The reason I omitted dependencies on lisp.h was that that file changes
> quite often, but most changes in it don't require recompiling all of
> Emacs.

This is The Wrong Thing to do.
Correctness first, performance later.
The Emacs developers already spent _more_ time handling the issues
stemming from this makefile bug (answering questions, trying to debug
instead of a simple "make clean && make" &c) than would have been spent
rebuilding Emacs as per the "overkill" dependencies.

(Just MHO, as always - see `X-Disclaimer' header :-)

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