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Re: Some developement questions

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Some developement questions
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2018 16:41:56 -0400

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  > > If the messages are just printed in the message buffer it shouldn't
  > > impact too much the startup time I think.

  > To do the kind of analysis you are talking about, one would have to
  > hook into really basic subroutines like `setq`.

If the goal is to give warnings when certain variables are set in
.emacs, It might be possible to do an almost complete job of that by
advising setq and a few friends around the loading of .emacs.  People
who want the highest startup speed could turn this off, and completely
avoid the slowdown.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
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