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Re: Skipping unexec via a big .elc file

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Skipping unexec via a big .elc file
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:11:48 +0000
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Clément Pit--Claudel <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2016-12-16 02:54, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>> From: Clément Pit--Claudel <address@hidden>
>>> Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:07:50 -0500
>>> On 2016-12-15 14:59, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>>> IMO, it would be interesting to see where this will take us, and what
>>>> kind of performance could that produce.
>>> This sounds like a good idea; I wonder how much it will break, though.
>>> Many external packages don't (require) preloaded packages (some preloaded
>>> packages don't or used to not export a (provide), in fact), which may cause
>>> issues if these packages aren't preloaded anymore.
>> Autoloading should fix that.  This idea won't work anyway without
>> adding the relevant symbols to loaddefs.el.
> Indeed; but then we need to autoload all functions in these files, right?

Unfortunately, there is a fairly random aspect to it. You need to
autoload the first function in the file that actually gets called. Once
the file is actually loaded, autoloads don't matter any more. Obviously,
though, which the first function actually is may change.


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