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bug#8033: Not the byte compiler; problem lies deeper


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#8033: Not the byte compiler; problem lies deeper
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:25:31 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Welsh Duggan <address@hidden> writes:

> Because the byte compiler uses something like `print' in order to create
> the forms in the elc file, and some "1.0"'s in the
> `gnus-buffer-configuration' get rendered as "1" in the elc file.  Hence,
> when the .elc file gets loaded instead of the .el file (and why not, it
> is more recent), you get the bogus integer value instead of the float
> value.
>
> This is also why this issue will not occur for people who have not
> bootstrapped, since gnus-win.el has not changed.  It does not get
> recompiled, and as a result the elc file left behind by a previous
> compile still has the "1.0" values in it.

Ah yes, of course.

I've committed your patch.  Thanks.





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