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Re: replacing ldefs-boot.el

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: replacing ldefs-boot.el
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 21:19:18 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:
> Advantages:
>  - we still have an autogenerated file in the repo, but it is very much
>    smaller (160 lines vs 40k).
> Disadvantages:
>  - generating ldefs-boot-auto is a lot slower (i.e. cp loaddefs.el
>    ldefs-boot.el vs a complete bootstrap build of Emacs).
> Invariants:
>  - to my testing there is negligable difference in build time.

I've added another commit to this now which hopefully fixes the
references to ldefs-boot.el, replacing them or generalizing them as

update_autogen has not been done, and I am unsure about it. The main
disadvantage with my patch is that it needs a full bootstrap to
regenerate. Do we want this in update_autogen or not?

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