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Re: Avoid duplicate emacs.exe / emacs-$version.exe

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Avoid duplicate emacs.exe / emacs-$version.exe
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:36:38 +0300

> From: Juan José García-Ripoll
>  <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:36:12 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > (This is a secondary point, but Emacs is not linked statically, at
> > least not by default.
> Just a side note: the build-zips.sh script that makes the Windows
> distribution files always uses the flag -static when building emacs.

I don't think the build should use that.  It is certainly not the

> I understand this is done so that Emacs does not require copies of
> the C, mingw and other libraries.

Some of that.  The C library cannot be linked in statically, because
Windows doesn't come with static versions of the MSVCRT.

> So, for the record, perhaps a more accurate statement is that Emacs in
> Windows is always statically built

Not "always", only if you use the scripts provided by Phillip.  The
default build procedure doesn't use -static.

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