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Re: Add a configure option for NATIVE_FULL_AOT?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Add a configure option for NATIVE_FULL_AOT?
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:53:38 +0300

> From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@gentoo.org>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 13:56:28 +0200
> > Why would you want to do that?  It's in a sense against the original
> > intent: Lisp files should only be natively-compiled when they are
> > first needed, and stored under the user's home directory.  Otherwise,
> > you will litter the system-wide directories with a lot of quite large
> > binary files, which doesn't seem to be a good idea.
> Storing them in users' home directories also means that every user has
> to recompile them, and they will be present multiple times on the
> system.

No, only the users who need a file FOO.eln will compile it and have it
in their eln-cache.

> > I'd be interested to hear your motivation for using this possibility.
> The motivation is to compile and install these files once system-wide,
> instead of duplicating them in all users' directories. Conceptually they
> aren't user specific but belong to the Emacs package.

That's... not how this was intended to work.

I wonder if anyone else has an opinion here.

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