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Re: Time to drop the pre-dump phase in the build?

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Time to drop the pre-dump phase in the build?
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:53:14 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> > XEmacs long ago migrated to a 'portable undumper', whereby (IIRC) the
> > Lisp heap is serialized into a form that is then mmap()ed in at startup
> > time (using a separate file, so unexec() is no longer necessary). It was
> > a lot of work, but doing something similar might be worth considering in
> > the future anyway.
> No change of this scale ever happens in Emacs, unless someone steps
> forward and does the job, or most of it.  People who want this to
> happen should take notice and act.  Talk won't cut it.

Since I raised the possibility: I won't have the bandwidth to do this
in the forseeable future.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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