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Re: [PROPOSAL] Builder, a build system integration for Emacs

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Builder, a build system integration for Emacs
Date: Tue, 30 May 2023 20:54:17 +0800
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Gregory Heytings <gregory@heytings.org> writes:

> And how is that relevant?  What is being discussed (and was objected
> to and characterized as a "horror") in this subthread is the fact that

The fact that, in Madhu's own words:

  This (and in golang) is the spiritual equivalent of having (and
  shipping) every variant of functions in all released versions glibc
  available, and a program may "link" to any of the versions. Where

all versions of all symbols exported from glibc are available at any
time, and can thus be used by the run-time link editor.

Anyway, I'm skeptical this will work out in practice: what if in ten
years, some version N.X.Y of a dependency depends on language features
last implemented in a version of the compiler that no longer works on a
new system?  The Rust compiler is not known for being stable, as people
apparently very rarely use only the ``stable'' features of the compiler.

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