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Re: What is the Emacs "nonportable dumper" catastrophe?


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: Re: What is the Emacs "nonportable dumper" catastrophe?
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 23:06:48 -0400

On Mon, 9 Sep 2019 at 22:35, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > From: Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden>
> > Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 21:44:12 -0400
> >
> >     There's never been a LISP compiler. LISP "compilers"
> >     just dump memory. See the Emacs "nonportable dumper"
> >     catastrophe that was only fixed in the last couple years.
> >
> > What is the catastrophe that was fixed?
>
> See the description of portable dumper in NEWS.  The description of
> the previous dumping as "catastrophe" is a wild exaggeration, IMNSHO.

The author of the comment prefixed it with "<troll>", so I guess they
might actually agree with you.



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