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Re: Bootstrap deleted DOC-nnn file

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bootstrap deleted DOC-nnn file
Date: Sat, 11 May 2013 08:10:46 -0400

It is true that Lisp files are out of sync after the recompile.
However, in practice just reloading the Lisp file that has the problem
usually works.

I see two reasons why it is useful to run the old executables.

* When it is convenient to keep running an existing Emacs job
for a while.

* To compare behavior, if a new bug has appeared.

I don't suggest doing a lot of work to support these things perfectly,
but they are more important than the minor cleanliness of
deleting some files merely because they are probably not useful.

Dr Richard Stallman
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