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bug#9323: Non-recursive make build systems and M-x compile


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#9323: Non-recursive make build systems and M-x compile
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:41:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> writes:

> That's great, but it's not documented for users (it's mentioned in
> comments in lisp.el). How about adding something to compile's
> docstring along the lines of:
>
> To launch a compilation in a directory other than that of the buffer,
> prefix the compilation command with `cd ..;' or similar; compile will
> parse this to set the default directory of the compile buffer.

??? That's exactly what "make -C ..." accomplishes.

Andreas.

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