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Re: Building cvs emacs on a dual-core machine

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Building cvs emacs on a dual-core machine
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 12:04:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: address@hidden (Kim F. Storm)
>> Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:40:22 +0100
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> Only a fractional part of the build is about compiling C files.
> Perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't see the relevance of this,
> even if it were true that C compilation is only a small fraction of
> the build.  There's nothing to prevent a parallel build from compiling
> 2 Lisp files at the same time, is there?

No.  Forget what I said.

>> Most of the time is spent inside emacs byte-compiling Lisp files,
> Btw, byte compilation is only relevant to bootstrapping.  A normal
> build of an Emacs tarball spends mots of its time in C compilation, I
> think.  Don't you agree?

That is true, yes.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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