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Re: A target that's even more bootstrap?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: A target that's even more bootstrap?
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:28:59 +0300

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden (Phillip Lord),  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:15:31 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > AFAIK, the issue at hand is not the speed, the issue is to know what
> > generated files get deleted.  Some builds require a specific target
> > from this list to be run before the build.  For example, if you weant
> > to reconfigure from scratch, you want distclean.
> distclean does not remove the generated charset map files or the .elc
> files.  But it does delete the .o files.  Very confusing.  

Why is this confusing?  distclean brings you to the state you are in
after unpacking a release tarball (a.k.a. "distribution").  The
tarball definitely includes the generated charset map files, so
distclean does its job correctly in this case.  The description of
distclean in the top-level Makefile.in says as much; if you think the
text there is not clear enough, we can improve it.

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