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Re: A target that's even more bootstrap?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: A target that's even more bootstrap?
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:13:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I asked to move those .elc files to the build directory and some hackers
> explained why doing that would inconvenience them.

Of course, people have learned to appreciate some of the quirks.

> The reason why it was implemented is unknown to me, but IIRC support
> for out-of-tree builds are a relatively recent development in Emacs,
> much more modern than the transition to CVS.

Hmm... maybe my memory is faulty, but I seem to remember it working
back in the Emacs-19 days.


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