The feature of clicking an error message and jumping
quickly to the error in source files does not work
under certain circumstances.
I am using a tool named makepp (I don't like make).
In a multi-directory project at the top level, I typed
'makepp'. makepp, just like 'make' displays message
like "Entering directory '/home/....'". When a
compilation error occurs, the path output by gcc is
relative to that directory that the make tool outputs.
When I double click the error message, ME does not
find the file and think that I need to create a new
file. This is because ME does not look for statements
like "Entering directory...". I know XEmacs is
smarter in this respect.
I am attaching a file which is from the *compile*
buffer. If I try to jump to the error in source, ME
open a new blank C file instead.
I have seen this problem not only with my makepp based
projects, but also autoconf/automake based projects
which used standard make as well. As far as I can
remember, GNU make also displays the exact same
message. i.e "Entering directory ...."
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