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Re: Process to build standalone Emacs + deps in Windows

From: Juan José García-Ripoll
Subject: Re: Process to build standalone Emacs + deps in Windows
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:19:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (windows-nt)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> Of course, we do not need the *.el files at all.
> I really hope we keep them there.  Even if many users won't look at
> them, the fact that they're so easy to get to is almost a defining
> feature of Emacs.

I concur that the *.el files _are_ needed. Right now I am debugging 3
regressions in Emacs-27 and a bug in 26.3. I can do this with the
installed copy of Emacs without needing to install the sources (even
though I have them in other directories) because I can inspect the
code. Moreover, the current information system about variables and
functions is dramatically improved by having them around: I can use C-h
v and name a variable and go to the code and see how it is used,
etc. Without the *.el files Emacs becomes just a black box, like VS

Juan José García Ripoll

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