Commit 973d10a3 authored by Paul Eggert's avatar Paul Eggert

* etc/NEWS: Improve -fcheck-pointer-bounds wording.

parent 75198977
......@@ -38,8 +38,9 @@ interpreter or modules that it uses. If your platform supports it you
can enable it when configuring, e.g., './configure CFLAGS="-g3 -O2
-mmpx -fcheck-pointer-bounds"' on Intel MPX platforms.
** Emacs now normally uses a pointer type instead of an integer type
for the fundamental word in the Emacs Lisp interpreter, to help
** Emacs now normally uses a C pointer type instead of a C integer
type to implement Lisp_Object, which is the fundamental machine word
type internal to the Emacs Lisp interpreter. This change aims to
catch typos and support -fcheck-pointer-bounds. The 'configure'
option --enable-check-lisp-object-type is therefore no longer as
useful and so is no longer enabled by default in developer builds,
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