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Re: Preview: portable dumper

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Preview: portable dumper
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:18:03 -0500

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I sympathize with your general point, but I don't think it is
conceivable to make Emacs's C code much simpler or easier to maintain
than it is now.

Also, I don't think the portable dumper would increase the conplexity,
not if it is written cleanly.

To increase the _number_ of modules that look at Lisp objects with a
given level of complexity does not increase the complexity.  When
changing the data structures, it is no harder to update 4 places than
3 places.  It adds a little more work, but it isn't _harder_ work.

I conclude that the portable dumper won't make it any harder to
find people to work on the C code.

Dr Richard Stallman
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