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

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] port elisp-compilation support to emacs-23.1 and newer
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:41:02 -0800

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 2:23 PM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Remember: this arises only in a non-srcdir build. That means build
>> artifacts end up being written into the mostly-empty current directory
>> hierarchy, which does not have copies of the sources. Installation
>> processes will continue to copy both .el and .elc files into place.
> Oh, so you only split .el and .elc up while building, but they get
> installed into the same place? That's not so bad, though it is, eg, not
> something that Emacs supports in its own build process (in non-srcdir
> builds, .elc still get written into srcdir).
> BTW:
> ELCFLAGS=-lbytecomp
> is presumably another way to solve your issue, for any version of Emacs
> and automake (once bytecomp is loaded you can redefine functions as you wish).

Thanks for the suggestion, Glenn.
However, I've hit a new snag: subdirs.
I posted details and a smaller stand-alone demonstrator on the
emacs-devel thread: TL;DR this automake test fails regardless:

   make check TESTS='t/'

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