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Re: emacs floating point error during dump?

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: emacs floating point error during dump?
Date: 12 Jul 2003 20:30:36 -0400
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> * In message <address@hidden>
> * On the subject of "Re: emacs floating point error during dump?"
> * Sent on Sat, 12 Jul 2003 20:11:28 -0400
> * Honorable Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     it is unthinkable to be lax about it.
> I have no difficulty thinking it.  You need to stretch your mind.

You need to learn either English or manners.

If your problem is indeed English, let me rephrase:

When talking about code, you rightfully insist on having the correct
solution, not just "half correct" or "mostly correct".

Why do you settle for half-solutions with the build infrastructure?

>     you already wasted more of your time on this discussion than you
>     (or, rather, _your computer_!) would have spent on un-necessary
>     recompilations; so your approach is a total loss.
> Recompilation of all of Emacs seems to take around ten minutes on my
> computer.

For a $1,000 you can get a machine which will do that in 1 min.
I am sure FSF can afford that.
Note that the recompilation is done by the machine, so the time is
cheap, as opposed to the time spent by humans debugging and reporting
these errors that stem from your intentional sloppiness.

> I have not spent anywhere near ten minutes on this discussion.

... yet.  This issue will come back to haunt you until it is fixed.

Actually, this is at least the third time in the last year when this is
being debated.  Did you factor in those instance too?

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