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

From: Manuel Giraud
Subject: Re: source-directory, installed Emacs, and C source
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2023 21:07:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:


>> I think I may have a use case: if you are working *on* Emacs
>> development.  I kind of know when my current running Emacs is in sync
>> with its source directory.  So if I want to work on some feature it is
>> easier to jump directly files into the source directory and start
>> modifying those files.  This way those modifications are directly
>> tracked by git in preparation of a future patch.
> If you are working on developing Emacs, why do you install the
> development version?  The usual paradigm in that case is to run Emacs
> from the source tree, uninstalled.  This is supported since about
> forever.

But, as I said, I could be doing it wrong ;-) Thanks for enlightening
me.  I will look into how to run Emacs uninstalled.
Manuel Giraud

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