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

Doug Evans dje@google.com
Thu Jul 24 15:41:00 GMT 2014

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:25 AM, Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> wrote:
> 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.  :-)

Indeed! :-)

I'll add comments on these to the patch.

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