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Re: Changes to emacs/doc/emacs/building.texi,v

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Changes to emacs/doc/emacs/building.texi,v
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:35:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>>   If non-nil, automatically jump to the first error after `compile'.
>> A better variant would be:
>>   If non-nil, automatically jump to the first error during `compile'.
> I'm not convinced: `compile' runs the command asynchronously, so the
> jump is definitely done *after* compile, strictly speaking.  Maybe it
> should just not say `compile', especially since it's also used in
> circumstances where `compile' is not involved (e.g. sml-compile which
> passes the compilation request to an inferior process running in
> a comint buffer).
> So, I'd prefer "during compilation" rather than "during `compile'".

Certainly, there is uncertainty in the phrase "after `compile'"
as it can mean both "after starting" and "after finishing".
I agree that the phrase "during compilation" has no such problems.

Juri Linkov

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