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Re: Preview: portable dumper

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Preview: portable dumper
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:13:37 -0800
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On 11/29/2016 10:39 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
If we don't attract more core developers, we will never get out of this vicious 

Although we certainly could use more core developers, it's quite a stretch to say that switching from unexec to a portable undumper will scare recruits away. On the contrary, the portable approach is simpler and easier for non-experts than what we have now.

C programmers are a dying breed
I don't agree, as C is an essential component of GNU/Linux and is robustly represented in the practical and research programming communities. (For what it's worth, C's popularity is ranked #7 in PyPL and #2 in TIOBE.) Although it'd be fine to replacing the core Emacs interpreter with something better if we can scare up developer resources to do that, in the meantime it's OK to assume C expertise for people modifying the Emacs interpreter.

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