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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 21:46:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> writes:

> On 19 August 2011 14:41, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.
>
> That's right, but compile.el does not parse the directory out of a
> "make -C .." command,

Yes, it does.  The directory is displayed by the entering message.

Andreas.

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