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Re: Stack calibration

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: Re: Stack calibration
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:28:17 -0400
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"Neil Jerram" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 10/10/2008, Greg Troxel <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I am not really following, but does this make it harder to cross-compile
>>  guile than it is now?
> I don't think so.  In the Guile build, 'make' already executes the
> built guile in order to generate the online help
> (guile-procedures.txt).

That seems fixable by expecting native guile to be present when cross

> With this patch, 'make' will run guile again to generate
> stack-limit-calibration.scm, which is then used by 'make check'.
> If running the built guile is a problem in your project, you
> presumably cannot do 'make check'.

Cross builds can't run what is built, but I think in general one has to
for make check, so it's just that cross builds can never do make check.
So therefore things are no worse, and that was all I was asking.

> In that case, you could suppress the generation of
> stack-limit-calibration.scm by removing it from BUILT_SOURCES in
> libguile/  Perhaps there is an incantation for doing that
> automatically when cross-compiling? - patch welcome!

It would be nice to make that get generated only by make check, and not
the regular build, but I am not using guile on the project and probably
won't have enough Copious Spare Time to do this.

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