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Re: Emacs using SSE2 on x86

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs using SSE2 on x86
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 22:19:14 +0300

> From: Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>
> Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 20:58:34 +0200
> Cc: Emacs Development <Emacs-devel@gnu.org>
> The Debian i386 port still uses older machines without SSE2 as its
> baseline, and apparently there are some people who still use Pentium III
> or Athlon XP machines, even for web browsing[1].
> Whether you want to support them is up to you, but in general Emacs runs
> very well even on such old hardware.

Maybe we should step back a notch and remind ourselves why do we want
to make this change.  What exactly are we going to gain, and are these
gains important enough for us to have to deal with all the issues it
will raise (some of which were already mentioned in this discussion)?

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