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Re: On elisp running native

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: On elisp running native
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2019 16:03:30 +0200

> From: Andrea Corallo <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2019 10:46:50 +0000
> > This means it's GCC-specific, and moreover requires native support for
> > loading ELF objects, right?  Which means it will probably run well
> > only on GNU/Linux and maybe the *BSD systems.  That's a bummer for me
> > personally, because my main development machine runs (gasp!)
> > MS-Windows.  IOW, I will never be able to run or debug this feature,
> > except by remote login to a GNU/Linux system or some other equally
> > inconvenient method, because neither ELF loading nor libgccjit are
> > available on my system.  (Or maybe you intend to make both happen on
> > MS-Windows as part of your work? ;-)
> I'm not sure about libgccjit windows support (probably lacking it?) or
> how hard would be to put it in place.  I don't have a windows machine to
> develop on so it's out of my reachable scope sorry.
> At least I see libgccjit ships already with a lot of GNU/Linux
> distribution.

AFAIK, it is available only on ELF-based systems, perhaps not even on
all of them.

> I understand your concern on this.  I guess is up to me to prove the
> opposite with steady contribution.

Thank you for working on this.

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