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From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: (no subject)
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 08:53:08 -0400

      (while file-exists-p target-file)
        ;; Remove the target before writing it, so that any
        ;; hard-links continue to point to the old file (this makes
        ;; it possible for installed files to share disk space with
        ;; the build tree, without causing problems when emacs-lisp
        ;; files in the build tree are recompiled).
        (delete-file target-file))

    This is a hack for developers, and shouldn't be in the releases, in my
    opinion. For example, it trashes the .elc file permissions, not to
    speak about symlinks, etc.

I think we need to keep this feature.

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