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Re: "Bringing GNU Emacs to Native Code" at the European Lisp Symposium

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: "Bringing GNU Emacs to Native Code" at the European Lisp Symposium
Date: Mon, 04 May 2020 22:56:33 -0400

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  > >   > I go a little step further: while it's good if someone does it (and
  > >   > I think that it will likely come almost for free at some point),
  > >   > I don't think it's necessary to do it eventually.
  > > It is sloppy to leave part of the job unfinished.
  > > We should finish the job.

  > We're talking about optimizing code: i.e., a job that can never be finished.

We're talking about implementing support, in the compilation package,
for the mode of operation which most Emacs code uses.

You may wish to deprecate that mode, but unless we do that soon,
it is no reason to leave that mode unsupported.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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