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Re: Current CVS doesn't bootstrap

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Current CVS doesn't bootstrap
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 02:45:34 +0100
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Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> Andreas Schwab wrote:
>    Alternatively, we could implement an option that tells load to ignore
>    *.elc files that are out of date and load the *.el file instead.
> This would actually be a change that would be far more drastic and
> general than the two alternatives.  Its effect would not be limited to
> bootstrapping.

It's only an option, maybe even hidden.  I never proposed to enable that
by default.

> Moreover, if a .el file is newer than the .elc file, then I _believe_
> that the present version of make bootstrap _already_ recompiles
> anyway.  (It is a long time ago that I did a `make bootstrap' without
> a prior `make maintainer-clean', however.) 

But the problem is that the file to be compiled may require other files
with a out-of-date elc files.


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