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Re: Git transition checklist

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Git transition checklist
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:38:46 +0200

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:49:50 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> Where is the "great extent" and how is it "invasive"? Because you need
> >> to remove hacks from the build system and Emacs itself?
> >
> > No, because a package should support building both from its source
> > directory and outside it.  Every other project does.
> Emacs does not really support out-of-source builds.

Only when building from bzr.  Release tarballs can be built out of the
source tree.

> >> Placing build products in the source directory while doing an
> >> out-of-source build is terrible, so the feature shouldn't exist to begin
> >> with.
> >
> > But I like it.  And it's not up to you or the VCS to educate me about
> > that,
> Then it is unfair to blame the tool when it does not match your
> personal, against-the-standard views.

Who blamed the tool?  I didn't.  And the "standard" does support
in-tree builds.

> Seriously, even if you find an acceptable workflow, supporting a true
> out-of-source build (and making it the default) is something missing
> from Emacs.

As Glenn already said: patches are welcome.

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