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Re: [patch] leim/Makefile.in: make distclean should make clean

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [patch] leim/Makefile.in: make distclean should make clean
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 21:54:30 +0200

> Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 18:07:02 +0100
> From: =?iso-8859-1?b?Suly9G1l?= Marant <address@hidden>
> I'm currently working on an emacs-snapshot Debian package
> which will make us easier to prepare upcoming stable releases
> and to find problems with the build system ASAP.
> I'm building it from a tarball I do generate from make-dist
> and every time I clean the package, I remove .elc files
> as well as autogenerated .el ones.

I think this warrants a special target to remove all *.elc files.
The situation you describe is pretty much special.

> There is a rationale for removing them: we usually apply
> patches (which may modify .el files) prior to bootstrapping
> emacs, so we need to regenerate them anyway.

That doesn't require to remove them first: Make will DTRT when it sees
that the corresponding *.el files changed, and will compile only those
which are in the need.

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