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Re: [PATCH] [WIP] Port feature/native-comp to Windows.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [WIP] Port feature/native-comp to Windows.
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 15:27:50 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> So you want Emacs to come with a subset of GCC, a subset of Binutils,
> and a subset of MinGW?  Is that reasonable?

I think we don't even need to choose this, it's not fundamentally
different from the issue of using diff/grep or libgnutls.

Emacs itself will not have libgccjit in the Git nor in the tarball.
Some precompiled versions will likely come "naked" while others can come
bundled with the kitchen sink (including GCC) while yet others come via
package managements that will mark `gcc` as a dependency, ...

The only serious consequence of the availability of this choice is that
we have to make sure Emacs still works well in the absence of libgccjit.

Maybe at some point, we will be in a position to decide that libgccjit
is a *necessary* dependency, but we're very far from that point, AFAIK,
so I'll leave the corresponding discussion for later (for my grand


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