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Re: if both .emacs and .emacs.elc,which one emacs load?

From: Benjamin Rutt
Subject: Re: if both .emacs and .emacs.elc,which one emacs load?
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 22:45:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (usg-unix-v)

Xiong Guanglei <address@hidden> writes:

> can .emacs.elc speed up the loading process?

Not typically.  Byte-compiling pays off when code is evaluated many
times.  The lisp in your .emacs is typically executed only once.

Besides, it's not worth your time you'll lose someday when you'll edit
the non-compiled version, expect a change to happen, and you'll forget
to re-compile it, and wonder why your change didn't have any effect.

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