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Re: Ahead of time compilation?

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Ahead of time compilation?
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:25:39 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Perry" == Perry E Metzger <address@hidden> writes:

Perry> Given the recent JIT discussion, it occurs to me that a large
Perry> fraction of the elisp infrastructure in the average emacs is the
Perry> stuff that gets slurped in and undumped. Perhaps all that stuff could
Perry> get ahead of time compiled before undump for performance? Build time
Perry> isn't nearly as relevant for me as speed during execution, and on
Perry> platforms that don't have the infra, the interpreter could continue
Perry> to be use for that stuff.

See these:



There's also the unfinished el-compilador, which is a different
expression of this idea.


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