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Re: emacs floating point error during dump?

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: emacs floating point error during dump?
Date: 12 Jul 2003 02:11:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

> > * In message <address@hidden>
> > * On the subject of "Re: emacs floating point error during dump?"
> > * Sent on Fri, 11 Jul 2003 15:55:37 -0400
> > * Honorable Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >     > The reason I omitted dependencies on lisp.h was that that file
> >     > changes quite often, but most changes in it don't require
> >     > recompiling all of Emacs.
> > 
> >     This is The Wrong Thing to do.
> >     Correctness first, performance later.
> > 
> > It is silly to be rigid about it.
> it is unthinkable to be lax about it.

I agree with Sam -- breaking dependencies on purpose is beyond me.

I really don't understand why changing a prototype should not result
in recompiling things depending on that header file and I really fail
to see why you deliberately want compilation to fail from time to
time.  After all, CVS emacs evolves daily with many people involved --
and having broken dependencies causing strange behaviour is simply a
waste of everybody's time.

And I don't see why you think lisp.h changes very often.  If we ignore
the recent changes by Stefan, it only changes every 14 days, which IMO
doesn't warrent for breaking dependencies.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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