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Re: using new versions of emacs without stoping a session


From: YUE Daian
Subject: Re: using new versions of emacs without stoping a session
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:47:01 +0800

On 2019-04-17 19:13, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:01:16 -0400
>> 
>> You can definitely edit Emacs's C code while it's running as well as
>> compile this new code.
>
> With one caveat: Windows won't let you overwrite a running executable,
> so the link step of compiling Emacs will fail on Windows until you
> shut down your running session.

Just out of curiosity: Why does Windows do so?

I mean, compilation process should have no effect on running processes.

What its point?



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