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Re: Difficulty building older Emacsen: <tab> characters seemingly foulin

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Difficulty building older Emacsen: <tab> characters seemingly fouling things up.
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2015 17:13:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii writes:
>> Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2015 18:00:36 +0300
>> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> Looks like line 143 should have had a backslash at its end, but
>> doesn't.  Likewise, line 144 should have ended with a backslash I
>> don't understand how did it happen, as lib-src/Makefile.in from Emacs
>> 23.1 have these present.
> I seem to remember that the behavior of cpp changed at some point, and
> we needed to invoke it with the -traditional switch in order to avoid
> some trouble, perhaps precisely this one.  (You may remember that in
> those days we used cpp to process Makefile.in files into Makefiles.)
> So perhaps reconfigure with "CPP='gcc -E -traditional' or somesuch.

Yes, one needs this change to compile older Emacsen:


Building older Emacsen can be quite frustrating. I think I also had
problems with linking crt1.o or somesuch when creating older Emacs
binaries for the Buildbot.


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