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Re: Emacs bootstrap

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs bootstrap
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:27:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> Is there a reason why $(lisp)/cus-load.el, $(lisp)/finder-inf.el,
> $(lisp)/subdirs.el call sub-makes, rather than just having
> custom-deps, finder-data, update-subdirs as prereqs?

Yes: so as to make the two targets different.
I.e. if you want a target the reconstructs the file, use custom-deps
(and friends), whereas if you want a target that only makes sure the
file exists, use $(lisp)/cus-load.el.


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