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Re: Current CVS doesn't bootstrap

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Current CVS doesn't bootstrap
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 20:42:29 +0100
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Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>    If you pay for it.  My laptop is a 600MHz single Pentium III, and my
>    desktop is a 200MHz AMD K6II.
> There are two points I wanted to make:
> 1.  The main recommended procedure described in INSTALL.CVS does not
> remove the .elc files.  It only recommends to do `make bootstrap' in
> case of problems.  But the current version of `make bootstrap' is
> not likely to solve these problems, most of which are caused by
> failing to recompile .el files.
> 2.  The second point I was trying to make, which I guess is what you
> reacted to, is that for people that _do_ have reasonably fast
> machines, _always_ doing a `make maintainer-clean' might be better
> than the procedure recommended in INSTALL.CVS.  It can save many
> people a lot of time worrying about fake bugs.  If you do have
> resources, you might as well take advantage of them.

Well, if that were the points you were trying to make, you watered
them down unnecessarily with introducing your hardware.  It is ok to
tell people what bargains in reliability versus performance they can
make.  It is not ok to assume that performance may never be an issue.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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