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Re: CANNOT_DUMP support

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: CANNOT_DUMP support
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 22:04:14 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> >   > I know that GNUstep is a CANNOT_DUMP platform, and I have been
>> >   > informed that there aren't many others left.  Is there a list
>> >   > somewhere that I could view?
>> >
>> > No list, just grep emacs/src/m/*
>> Ah.  Thanks.
>> Hmm.  System/390, amdx86-64, ia-64, m68k.  

> Nope, look again, all those are either commented out or inside #if 0.

> The only remaining one is in ibmrs6000.h when using sysV. I don't know
> of any such system in current use ...

Yup: CANNOT_DUMP is not on the way out, but it's only ever seriously
used for targets that are "in development".
We need to get dumping to work on GNUstep before we can consider it as
"ready for prime time" (tho I don't consider it as a prerequisite for
being on the trunk).


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