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Re: [PATCH] port elisp-compilation support to emacs-23.1 and newer

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] port elisp-compilation support to emacs-23.1 and newer
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:57:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

Hello Jim,

Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 7:38 AM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I wanted to make a new idutils release, but was blocked because
>> its "make distcheck" would fail. That was because it distributes
>> and builds from an elisp file, and automake's elisp-compilation
>> rule uses a function that was marked obsolete back in 2009.
>> Upstream Emacs finally removed support for that function in May,
>> so anyone using emacs built since then will see the same failure
>> I saw. It also strikes whenever building from a read-only source
>> directory.
>> This change switches the build command to use the "new" way.
>> I started discussion on emacs-devel last night:
>> From ecad5844100d5193ecd58f66f31f6bbf0ef04e23 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>> From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:07:29 -0800
>> Subject: [PATCH] port elisp-compilation support to emacs-23.1 and newer
>> In May of 2017, support for using the long-deprecated
>> byte-compile-dest-file function was removed, and that removal broke
>> automake's elisp-compiling rule for any .el file not in the current
>> directory.  In emacs-23.1 (July 2009) byte-compile-dest-file-function
>> became the recommended way to adjust the byte-compiler's destination.
>> * lib/am/ (.el.elc): Use byte-compile-dest-file-function,
>> rather than byte-compile-dest-file.
>> * t/ New file, to test for the above.
>> * t/ (handwritten_TESTS): Add it.
> Pushed to the micro branch:

With the "recent" change in Automake branch naming scheme, 'master'
seems a better fit for this:


Mathieu Lirzin
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