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Re: Bloat in Windows (revisited)

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Bloat in Windows (revisited)
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:27:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> That's right: any program that needs to be run as part of its build
>> breaks cross-building, because cross-building produces binaries that
>> cannot be run on the host where they are compiled.
> Tho sometimes this can be fixed by building those tools twice:
> - once for the target
> - once for the host (to run it during the build).
> E.g. I think we could build almost all of Emacs's files via
> cross-compilation, the only exception being the dumped Emacs (i.e. the
> .pdmp files): we could build a "host-temacs" which we can use to compile
> the .elc files and then a "target-temacs" for the actual
> intended target.  But generating the target .pdmp file requires running
> the target-temacs.

For the case GNU/Linux -> Windows, Wine could be of help for generating
the .pdmp file.

Furthermore, since .elc files are cross-platform (right?) an existent
Emacs install could be used if its version is compatlible.

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