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Re: Emacs Mac port

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs Mac port
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:57:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> Alex Dunn <address@hidden> writes:
>> Clang and related build tools are provided by Xcode and the Xcode
>> Command-Line Tools, so for software that needs to be compiled; yes. But
>> pre-compiled binaries can be installed without. So it might be possible—I
>> haven’t tried—to installed Homebrew’s “bottled” GCC, then use that for
>> software that needs to be compiled from source, all without agreeing to the
>> Xcode terms.
> Just as a side note: the Nix build of Emacs on Mac does not require
> Xcode to be installed. It downloads and builds clang or gcc itself in
> order to build Emacs. Xcode is no longer necessary on Mac for building
> free software.

For command line applications, namely the kind of stuff that would also
run under Darwin alone.  I don't think that popular versions of Emacs
would be in that category.

David Kastrup

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