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Re: --unibyte and batch compilation

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: --unibyte and batch compilation
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 11:45:51 +0200 (IST)

On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, Kevin Rodgers wrote:

> > > Byte compilation with --unibyte produces a multibyte .elc
> >
> > That's a feature: byte compilation always reads the file as
> > multibyte.  Otherwise, the produced .elc file might not work in a
> > multibyte session.
> But it definitely won't work in a unibyte sesssion, no?

Yes, it will.  At least in Emacs; don't know about XEmacs.

> > Can you tell why did you need to byte-compile as unibyte?
> Perhaps to support Emacs 19 users.

???  Do you really mean that someone compiles a .el file with Emacs 20
and expects the resultant .elc file to work with Emacs 19?  That's
unwise, to say the least: the incompatibilities in the byte compiler
are a much more serious obstacle here than the non-ASCII text issue.

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