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Re: Fast emacs?

From: ken
Subject: Re: Fast emacs?
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 07:29:33 -0400
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>>> For ***years*** I've been looking for a solution to this problem,
>>> and I'm truly amazed that I have yet to find it: how to get a
>>> fast-starting version of emacs.  The problem is that I have a big
>>> .emacs file and a big Emacs desktop, which means that my Emacs takes
>>> forever to start.  This is fine most of the time, but occasionally
>>> I want a fast-starting emacs session (e.g. when I run "sudo emacs"
>>> to edit a superuser-owned config file), and it's infuriating to
>>> wait for emacs to go through a lengthy and useless song-and-dance...
>>> ....

It should speed things up quite a bit to byte compile a major part of
your ~/.emacs as another file which is then loaded on start-up.

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