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Re: Out of source compilation

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: Out of source compilation
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 18:22:16 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20180716

No, sorry I explained wrong myself ;)

I was asking about using the M-x compile command in general. So use
compilation buffers, recompile, goto-next-error and so on.

When compiling in source it is almost trivial, but when the building
directory is out of sources (like cmake does by default) I don't know if
there is a way to tell to emacs that the compilation directory is
somewhere else.
On Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 10:24:30AM +0200, wrote:
On Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 05:57:07AM +0200, Ergus wrote:

Sorry if this is a too dumb question, but I don't find any related

What's the recommended method to do out of source compilation?

You are talking about compiling Emacs from source?

Right now I am doing a cd dir && make. But maybe there is
something else, more complete?

Maybe a variable in the locals file?? Or a set command?

If my guess above was right, it's easy (this is true of most well
managed "modern" Autotools projects):

- just make yourself a build directory somewhere (in my case
  it's just a neighbour of the source dir, but that's not

- cd to your build directory

- call configure script from your build directory

- the build machinery gets deployed in your build directory.

- do there make && make install as usual.

-- t

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