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Re: Preview: portable dumper

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Preview: portable dumper
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:26:55 -0800
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>>>>> "DC" == Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:

DC> Yes --- one that *we* control, which frees us from changes to underlying
DC> systems. Yes, the thing has intimate knowledge of Lisp_Object internals,
DC> but whoever changes those internals (and these changes are rare) can
DC> change the dumper too.

Then the difference between .elc and this new -- .eld? -- would be exactly
what?  Relocation information to speed up load time?

I'm just wondering: if it's strictly a speed gain, then is there any other way
to achieve it; if it's a functionality gain, what are the advantages over just
speeding up .elc loading.

Thanks for doing this work, btw!! The value of your exploration is not lost on
me, since you've now made a concrete alternative for us to consider. If the
differences in approach are small enough, there's no reason we can't change
our minds yet again in the future. This is a purely internal matter, after

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