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Re: replacing ldefs-boot.el

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: replacing ldefs-boot.el
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 21:28:49 +0000
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
>> Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:46:52 +0000
>> It works by providing a much smaller file which provides just the
>> autoloads necessary to build to bootstrap, and then generates
>> loaddefs.el before it COMPILE_FIRST's. This file can also be regenerated
>> automatically, although I suspect that this will be a rare occurence.
>> It's not 100% finished yet (some comments need cleaning up), but I'd
>> like in-principle agreement for this to go to master before I do that.
> Thanks for working on this.
> It isn't clear to me to which aspects would you like to have an
> a-priori agreement.  Can you elaborate?

Assuming I fix the comments, I wanted to add the whole patch.

This is a reasonable significant change in the bootstrap build, and
there may be implications that I have not foreseen. Hence it makes sense
to ask first.


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