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Re: Build Emacs without Lisp?


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Build Emacs without Lisp?
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:12:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden> writes:

>>> The goal is to use Emacs as my text editor.
>>
>> Are you on some uncommon platform where you
>> have to compile everything manually or why
>> don't you just use the distro's package manager
>> to install it?
>
> Yes. I'm in a Debian QEMU/Chroot for S/390x because I don't have
> access to one. Debian tests our package under it via Porter, so I'm
> using their methodology. Also see http://www.debian.org/ports/.
>
> We added Ports testing because Debian was finding bugs under these
> platforms. We are trying to get out in front of things rather than
> playing catch-up.

Emacs defines a virtual machine, and there's some optimized layout done;
You will probably have to revise some header files and add a few #ifdef
for S/390x.  (Have a look at src/lisp.h for a start).

-- 
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