[aur-general] Compiling emacs lisp files

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Wed Dec 19 17:40:06 EST 2012

Am 18.12.2012 21:46, schrieb William Giokas:
> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 08:37:43PM +0100, Mika Fischer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm currently maintaining the ninja package on the AUR [1]. Recently,
>> there has been an issue about which I'd like to ask for your advice:
>> ninja contains an files for emacs to support edititng the rules files
>> of ninja. A user suggested that I compile the provided .el file to an
>> .elc file. I did that, but then other users complained about the
>> build-dependency on emacs. Now another user suggested that in the
>> PKGBUILD, I should check whether emacs is installed and only then
>> compile the .el file. I'm not totally opposed to this, but it feels a
>> bit strange that the package is different, depending on the system
>> it's built on.
>> What would you do in this situation?
> I would just simply comment out the emacs stuff and leave a note for
> users that want to compile that in. Or you can do it the other way and
> put in the emacs stuff, uncommented, and users have to comment it out
> themselves.
I second that. Byte compiled files would not be usable for users using
xemacs or sxemacs.

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