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Re: Changes in lisp/Makefile.in to skip preloaded files

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Changes in lisp/Makefile.in to skip preloaded files
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 01:08:43 +0200

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Not only is it in another directory, it is also not expanded by cpp,
>> unlike src/Makefile, and thus does not end up in a single line.  Which
>> means your code will not work at all with lib-src/makefile on w32.  In
>> fact, if we ever switch away from producing src/Makefile by running
>> cpp, this new code will break on Posix platforms as well.
> Would you like me to make it work on Windows?
> If so, please provide an example of what the generated makefile looks
> like on Windows (and what it is called).
>> What I had in mind for working around possible limitations of
>> command-line length was to run "make -C ../src echolisp > FILE" and
>> then read that FILE inside batch-update-autoloads.  The w32 code could
>> then create FILE in 2 chunks, using its $(lisp1) and $(lisp2)
>> variables; the rest of the code in batch-update-autoloads could then
>> work on both Posix and Windows.
> Clever!
> I will implement one or the other.

Thanks for working on this, but what is the status right now? Is it
possible to build Emacs on w32?

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