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Re: replacing ldefs-boot.el

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: replacing ldefs-boot.el
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:57:48 +0000
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Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> writes:
>> Actually, it should be *necessary* exactly as often as now. We need a
>> certain number of autoloads to bootstrap. Both ldefs-boot-auto and
>> ldefs-boot provide these. But ldefs-boot provides many more as well.
> Yes, and sometimes the extra ones that ldefs-boot provides could
> become necessary. In that case there wouldn't be a need to regenerate
> because they're already there. When using ldefs-boot-auto we would
> need to regenerate.
> Does that sound right?

Yes, that's true. This might occur, for example, if a file is re-ordered
so that a new function is hit first.

My suspision is that once we have a clear idea of the functions that are
used during bootstrap, this would happen rarely.

>>> Right. And I think the definitions you put would let make run them in
>>> parallel, thus breaking things.
>> bootstrap: | bootstrap-clean bootstrap-build
>> ?
> I think it should be
> bootstrap: bootstrap-clean bootstrap-build
> boostrap-build: | bootstrap-clean



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