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Re: Prickliness of the "invalid byte code" stuff

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Prickliness of the "invalid byte code" stuff
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:14:59 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> When it was originally introduced, I remember byte-compile-dynamic made
> a significant difference when loading large modules from which one
> initially used only a few functions, it enabled lazy-loading.

That was the idea, yes.

> Would that still matter in today's emacs, or have things moved along far
> enough that it wont matter?

My impression is that the gain is negligible on today's hardware (and
I consider my 2007-era Thinkpad to be part of "today's hardware).

Maybe I could be convinced otherwise by actual benchmarks, of course.


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