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Re: Did `inline' used to do something else?

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Did `inline' used to do something else?
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:05:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen wrote:

> The function `inline' is an alias for
> `progn'.
> Gnus is full of code where inline is called
> with a single argument, ie a no-op, which
> makes me think `inline' used to do something
> else? I've tried searching git logs, with no
> results -- did this function used to actually
> inline code?

What does "inline" do in other languages?
Instead of calling functions, their code gets
inserted which sometimes can be
a performance advantage?

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