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Re: Ahead of time compilation?

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: Ahead of time compilation?
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 17:33:50 -0400

On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:57:39 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:16:36 -0400
> > From: "Perry E. Metzger" <address@hidden>
> > 
> > Given the recent JIT discussion, it occurs to me that a large
> > fraction of the elisp infrastructure in the average emacs is the
> > stuff that gets slurped in and undumped. Perhaps all that stuff
> > could get ahead of time compiled before undump for performance?
> > Build time isn't nearly as relevant for me as speed during
> > execution, and on platforms that don't have the infra, the
> > interpreter could continue to be use for that stuff.  
> IMO, before we decide to do this, we should convince ourselves that
> JIT in the libjit branch indeed speeds up things significantly
> enough for us to bother doing the above.

Naturally. If it isn't actually a significant improvement there's no

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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