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Re: Bootstrap deleted DOC-nnn file

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bootstrap deleted DOC-nnn file
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 19:30:51 +0300

> Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 10:09:02 -0400
> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>       address@hidden
> In the past, I rarely did make bootstrap.
> A simple recompile nearly always worked.  However, the Emacs build
> system has got a lot more complex, and a simple recompile usually
> does not work; I am effectively compelled to do a bootstrap instead.
> I think that is a change for the worse.

Actually, I hate bootstrapping as well, and I seldom if ever need to.
Even if a simple "make" fails, trying "make" a few more times, or
maybe "make -k" in some extreme situations usually does the job.  And
when worse comes to worst, I just do

  find ./lisp -name '*.elc' -delete

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