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Re: When should ralloc.c be used? (WAS: bug#24358)

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: When should ralloc.c be used? (WAS: bug#24358)
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:51:37 -0700
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On 10/27/2016 06:35 AM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
Could the new dynamic loading feature be used here so it wouldn't be necessary 
to re-link emacs?

It might be doable, though I expect it'd be more work. Dynamic loading purposely isolates modules from Emacs internals, and most likely we'd need several bridges over that moat.

On 10/27/2016 06:44 AM, Fabrice Popineau wrote:

I find it disturbing that a C compiler will be needed to redump Emacs.
It's a tradeoff, yes. My impression is that the rare user who redumps Emacs typically has a C compiler installed or can easily install one, so it shouldn't be much to ask.

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