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Re: Skipping unexec via a big .elc file

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Skipping unexec via a big .elc file
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:40:02 +0300

> From: Ken Raeburn <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 05:02:30 -0400
> Cc: Lars Brinkhoff <address@hidden>,
>  address@hidden
> > Perhaps we could have a separate, much smaller dumped.elc for batch
> > invocations, to cater to these use cases.  Ken, does this make sense?
> We could do it, sure.  For example, stuff relating to window systems probably 
> isn’t of much use in batch mode.  One question is, do we change such things 
> to use autoload in case the user’s init file references their functions, or 
> do we require that the user know to use “load” or “require”?

I don't think I understand the question: -batch implies -Q, so the
user's init file is not relevant.

> Maybe we can find file currently loaded that we could change over to 
> autoloading in all cases, improving the interactive startup time too?

Yes, making dumped.elc smaller by using autoload is another way of
slashing some load time.

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