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Re: Updating *.el files and native compilation

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Updating *.el files and native compilation
Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 19:59:39 +0300

> From: Andrea Corallo <akrl@sdf.org>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 15:44:16 +0000
> > If so, how can we make sure we never fail to update comp-abi-hash when
> > that is needed?
> The vast majority of the cases is when some subr is added or a signature
> is changed and we account for this automatically.  The rest should be
> only about changes specific to the eln load mechanism in comp.c.  I hope
> who does that is very well aware of consequences but I don't know if
> there's a way we can automatically guard against these changes breaking
> the system (I guess there's not).

Maybe you should try writing up the rules for when such a change is
needed.  Don't worry about the English correctness: it is easy to fix
that once the text is written.  But I think no one but you knows the
rules for now, so it should be a good idea to record them.


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