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Re: Emacs users a dying breed?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs users a dying breed?
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:53:13 +0300

> From: Philipp Haselwarter <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:35:58 +0200
> 
> > The Emacs distribution (.tar.gz) contains all bells and whistles but not
> > everything is loaded into memory. What is loaded by default is pretty
> > much only the Emacs Lisp interpreter and the editing core and autoload
> > definitions for other features.
> 
> I don't know for a fact what is loaded by default

You can see that in loadup.el.

> but the distribution surely contains a lot of elisp programs that
> are not of interest for most users.

So what?  They are just taking some disk space, that's all.

> > And Emacs is a very light-weight program by today's standards. I think
> > it was bloated in the 80's.
> 
> On my 64bit linux system the emacs executable weights in at 13M, feel
> free to comparing that to any other interpreter.

Not because of preloaded packages; those take maybe 30% of the size.



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