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Re: M-x compile for different file extensions

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: M-x compile for different file extensions
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 03:10:33 -0400

    >     2. We use the compile command on many type of files which are not
    >        real "programs" - shell scripts (run with arguments), sql queries,
    >        reports (printed by the `compile') and many, many others.
    > Ok, but if you do that, is it really the case that the command you want
    > to run follows from the current visited file?

    Yes, because we have our "standard" extensions for this kind of files.

A number of people have asked for this, over the years, so I think
we may as well add the feature.

Using compilation commands that read passwords seems like a very
obscure thing to do.  I would rather not install added complexity in
compile.el for that.

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