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Re: How to build a smaller emacs


From: litchie
Subject: Re: How to build a smaller emacs
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 23:59:21 -0700
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On Sep 25, 8:17 pm, weber <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sep 25, 9:10 am, weber <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Sep 25, 6:33 am, litchie <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > > On Sep 25, 5:10 pm, Jason Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > > > On 25 Sep, 10:00, litchie <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > > > > Hi, All
>
> > > > > I want to build a smaller emacs, I mean the executable emacs.exe.
> > > > > Currently it is around 27M..
>
> > > > > I hope to reduce it to a smaller size so as to hope it can start
> > > > > faster.
>
> > > > Are you sure that it is the Emacs executable that is loading slowly,
> > > > and not things loaded from your .emacs? How quickly does emacs start
> > > > when you start it as "emacs -Q" from the command line?
>
> > > Yes, it is fast now, since my .emacs is almost empty, not loading any
> > > other packages.
> > > However, I would be very glad if it can be as fast as notepad :)
> > > I searched the web, but no result. Looks that people do not care about
> > > this problem.
>
> > I had that concern when I was a beginner using emacs too.
> > That happens because you're used to close your editor after you make
> > some modifications to a file.
> > That is not how most emacs users use emacs. Instead you keep it
> > running for as long as your machine is on, and you can use a 'server'
> > to open files from Explorer (i presume you're using windows, since you
> > mentioned notepad)
>
> > Maybe you will gain some insight from this:
>
> >http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/EmacsClient
>
> > "EmacsClient allows one to open a file for editing in an already
> > running Emacs. Because it doesn't start a new Emacs instance at each
> > invocation, you can setup EmacsClient as the default editor ..."
>
> > Alternatively, I recently found a cool piece of software called qemacs
> > that is a "quick emacs", but it probably doesn't extend with lisp, so
> > you would be missing most of the cool functionality.
>
> > Hope this could help,
> > weber
>
> And I shall also mention that my best experience with emacs on windows
> is with this package:
>
> http://www.ourcomments.org/Emacs/EmacsW32.html
>
> You'll get this EmacsClient working "out of the box". Then you just
> need to associate files you want to edit with emacs to the
> emacsclientw.exe program and it will be almost immediate.
>
> And then, sooner or later, you'll also realize that you also don't
> need explorer so much, because you got a bunch of modes to help you
> quickly open your files from inside emacs (ido, recentf, anything,
> ffap, etc)
>
> bye
> -weber

Thanks.

Today I got help from following link:

http://derekslager.com/blog/posts/2007/01/emacs-hack-2-manage-emacs-instances-with-gnuserv.ashx




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