[ESS] Does M-x package-install compile ESS's e-lisp?

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 17:30:03 CET 2013

  >> James Jong <ribonucleico at gmail.com>
  >> on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:19:16 -0500 wrote:

  > @Vitalie - Thanks for clarifying this. I do see various .elc files in the
  > package folder, but I am intrigued by how it the package manager compiled
  > those files without Makeconf (i.e. without the variables LISPDIR, INFODIR
  > and ETCDIR in Makeconf). The documentation says that one compiles E-lisp
  > using make. If the package installation didn't run make & make install, how
  > did it compile the E-lisp code?

Package manager just compiles all the .el code. It doesn't need make for
that. Make is just a convenience utility to automate the process.


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