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Re: Is compiling autoloads useful?

From: Lluís
Subject: Re: Is compiling autoloads useful?
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:06:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier writes:

> Some people have reported that byte-compiling their .emacs makes
> a measurable difference to their Emacs's startup time, tho, so there
> might some advantage, but I must say I don't know where it comes from
> (it must be linked to the way the file is loaded rather than to the
> actual evaluation; maybe some decoding overhead or something like that).

Well, I'd say that's because people's .emacs tend to be more complex than an
autoload file :)


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