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Re: More reliable byte compilation, take 45

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: More reliable byte compilation, take 45
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 22:51:14 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>,  cpitclaudel@gmail.com,
>   emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 15:18:30 -0400
> > Why do you assume that starting from .elc will have fewer problems
> > than starting from .el?
> Converting a `.elc` file to a `.eln` file can be done by a pure function
> with no need for any extra information.

I very much doubt that.

> In contrast, converting a `.el` to a `.elc` or `.eln` requires extra
> information (typically extra files that define macros and functions used
> during macro expansion, plus `load-path` settings to find those files, or
> commands to load those files, sometimes in a particular order).

I have no reason to believe that the problems we see with native
compilation are related to these aspects.  Do you have evidence of

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