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bug#18205: Obsolete patterns in auto-mode-alist


From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: bug#18205: Obsolete patterns in auto-mode-alist
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 08:44:46 +0100

On 9 August 2014 07:49, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 00:19:39 +0100
> From: Reuben Thomas <address@hidden>
> Cc: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>, Glenn Morris <address@hidden>, address@hidden
>
> 2. The MS-DOS build system was broken in Emacs 24.3, i.e. the most recent
> release.

It works fine for me (but I don't have FreeDOS installed and didn't
try to build on FreeDOS).

> 3. Rather than try to repair the MS-DOS build system (which remains,
> AFAICS, the only documented way to build Emacs for MS-DOS), it seems more
> productive to get the normal build system working.

Feel free to do that, but personally, I think this is a waste of
energy.  From my POV, the DJGPP build of Emacs is in maintenance mode:
no new features specific to that build are or should be considered.

That's pretty much the point: I am suggesting removing features specific to the build (in this case, the build system) and letting the normal build system take the strain instead.

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