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Re: source-directory, installed Emacs, and C source

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: source-directory, installed Emacs, and C source
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 19:04:20 +0300

> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 18:00:16 +0200
> From:  Manuel Giraud via "Emacs development discussions." 
> <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> > - Jumping to a newer function definition is a problem.
> >
> >   So we shouldn't be doing it for C.
> I think it is already the case for « normal » Emacs users.  If you
> install Emacs for your distribution's package, correct me if I'm wrong,
> but you won't be able to jump to C definitions.  So this option is
> already done for those users.
> Now for « advanced » users (who install from sources), jumping to newer
> C function definition might be a problem but being knowledgeable user,
> he should know that this could be the case.

AFAIK, this is also true if the user installs the source distribution
(all distros offer that as an optional download).

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