Commit 938d1f57 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

Move a comment from lisp/Makefile.in to lisp/loadup.el.

The comment in Makefile.in has been orphaned ever since
the bootstrap-prepare rule was removed in 2008.
parent 50394322
......@@ -414,19 +414,6 @@ $(CAL_DIR)/hol-loaddefs.el: $(CAL_SRC)
--eval "(setq make-backup-files nil)" \
-f batch-update-autoloads $(CAL_DIR)
# Prepare a bootstrap in the lisp subdirectory.
#
# Build loaddefs.el to make sure it's up-to-date. If it's not, that
# might lead to errors during the bootstrap because something fails to
# autoload as expected. If there is no emacs binary, then we can't
# build autoloads yet. In that case we have to use ldefs-boot.el.
# Bootstrap should always work with ldefs-boot.el. Therefore,
# whenever a new autoload cookie gets added that is necessary during
# bootstrapping, ldefs-boot.el should be updated by overwriting it with
# an up-to-date copy of loaddefs.el that is uncorrupted by
# local changes. (Because loaddefs.el is an automatically generated
# file, we don't want to store it in the source repository).
bootstrap-clean:
cd $(lisp); rm -f *.elc */*.elc */*/*.elc */*/*/*.elc $(AUTOGENEL)
......
......@@ -108,6 +108,17 @@
(load "button")
(load "startup")
;; We don't want to store loaddefs.el in the repository because it is
;; a generated file; but it is required in order to compile the lisp files.
;; When bootstrapping, we cannot generate loaddefs.el until an
;; emacs binary has been built. We therefore compromise and keep
;; ldefs-boot.el in the repository. This does not need to be updated
;; as often as the real loaddefs.el would. Bootstrap should always
;; work with ldefs-boot.el. Therefore, Whenever a new autoload cookie
;; gets added that is necessary during bootstrapping, ldefs-boot.el
;; should be updated by overwriting it with an up-to-date copy of
;; loaddefs.el that is uncorrupted by local changes.
;; autogen/update_autogen can be used to periodically update ldefs-boot.
(condition-case nil
;; Don't get confused if someone compiled this by mistake.
(load "loaddefs.el")
......
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