[PATCH v2 2/2] guile: Compile and install Scheme files

Ludovic Courtès ludo@gnu.org
Thu Jul 24 09:28:00 GMT 2014

Pedro Alves <palves@redhat.com> skribis:

> On 07/21/2014 03:33 PM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>>   We install compiled files (1) as a convenience to the users, and (2)
>>   to avoid auto-compilation messages during GDB startup.
> That makes me (a passerby reader) curious on what kind of convenience
> is that.  :-)  I mean, doesn't gdb/guile compile automatically the files
> if they're not already compiled ?

Yes it does.  But it does it for each user.  Having them installed
system-wide already avoids that (same as for .elc and the likes.)

Compiling them also allows the GDB hacker to see the compiler warnings,
which is nice too.  :-)


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