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bug#36681: Feature Request: Option to build Emacs without byte-compilati

From: Keith David Bershatsky
Subject: bug#36681: Feature Request: Option to build Emacs without byte-compilation.
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:10:57 -0700

There is an open question that I posed on emacs.stackexchange.com nearly two 
years ago:


The current build time for the master branch is over 30 minutes, and seems like 
approximately 45 minutes, but I have not timed it exactly.  A command-line 
option to skip byte-compilation when building Emacs would greatly enhance the 
productivity of people contributing to the development of Emacs.  There are 
also threads that I have seen in the past couple of years looking for ways to 
quickly build Emacs for something called "unit testing":


I would suggesting creating a build option such as "--byte-compile=no" or 

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