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Re: size of emacs executable after unicode merge

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: size of emacs executable after unicode merge
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 21:42:08 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> So couldn't we make sure all the files read during the dump are using
>> Utf-8 or utf-8-emacs?  Isn't that already the case for all
>> *.elc files?

> Not yet, but such a change of encoding is easy.  The problem
> is that lisp/international/characters.el setups syntax-table
> and category-table for many characters by map-charset-chars.

> Ex: (map-charset-chars #'modify-category-entry 'chinese-gb2312 ?c)

> To know which (Unicode) characters belongs to
> chinese-gb2312, Emacs has to load a mapping table.

I guess that means we need to precompute the category table and other
tables populated in that way, so we can just load them during the dump
without needing to populate the other maps.


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