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Re: When should ralloc.c be used?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: When should ralloc.c be used?
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:28:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> I thought it's just a matter of saying "don't use ralloc" (i.e. the use
> of ralloc is only an optimization hack to try and avoid fragmentation
> problems).

And AFAICT we should just never use ralloc because the rest of Emacs's
code is actually not prepared to deal with the implications, and trying
to fix it is not only a lot of work, but would make the code less
maintainable.  I'd rather live with the fragmentation.


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