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

From: Arsen Arsenović
Subject: Re: source-directory, installed Emacs, and C source
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 20:48:18 +0200


Manuel Giraud via "Emacs development discussions." <emacs-devel@gnu.org> writes:

> sbaugh@catern.com writes:
> [...]
>> - 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.

This works on Gentoo with FEATURES=installsources.  We have support
code for that in the ebuild.

> 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.

Arsen Arsenović

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