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Re: Configuring Emacs on Windows with autoconf

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Configuring Emacs on Windows with autoconf
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:38:50 +0200

> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:19:16 -0800
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> On 11/23/2012 10:34 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I already considered the possibility of adding to gnulib
> Another possibility is to use the Gnulib style, but in
> Emacs-only modules.  That is, instead of creating a Gnulib
> module FOO that implements the replacement function foo,
> add to Emacs the files lib/foo.c and m4/foo.m4 (and whatever)
> that act like Gnulib, but in a way that's less general and is
> Emacs-specific and solves the problem just for Emacs.

Thanks, that's an idea.  But how would configure know to use those
lib/foo.c files for one particular build configuration?

> You can see a fairly elaborate example of this in GNU
> coreutils (see the directory gl).  I don't know that Emacs
> would have to be that fancy, but the coreutils code can be a
> source of ideas.

Thanks for the pointer, I will study that.

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