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Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:14:31 +0300

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:54 +0100
> >> The build process is different. I use package.el to compile, and to
> >> build the autoloads and the -pkg.el file. This could be done in the lisp
> >> directory, but I'd have to exclude this directory from the normal build
> >> process in the lisp directory.
> >
> > Can't we handle the differences during the build without separating
> > directories?  E.g., we already have some files that should not be
> > byte-compiled, and we handle it with a file-local variable.  Can't we
> > do something similar with this issue?
> Sure. We already, for example, have the obsolete directory which is
> excluded from some of the build make processes.
> But, I think it will ultimately be more complex. We will have one
> subdirectory with a different package organisation from the all the
> others.

We should at least try, IMO, and not dismiss that possibility before
we really see the difficulties and can assess them.

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