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Re: Re-using bootstrap in the half-strap

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Re-using bootstrap in the half-strap
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:13:32 +0200
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Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden> skribis:

> If you could package *just* the bootstrapped compiler, if a user doesn't
> feel like waiting through the whole bootstrap process, they could use
> the existing bootstrap package, like:
>   ./configure --with-bootstrap=/path/to/guile-bootstrap

That’s essentially what happens when cross-compiling Guile, where the
GUILE_FOR_BUILD variable must point to a same-version Guile.

What you’re suggesting seems equivalent to bundling the pre-built .go
files, which is what is done with release tarballs.

Or am I missing something?

Ludo’, who sympathizes.  :-)

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