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Re: Docstring hack

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Docstring hack
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 16:05:58 +0300

> From: Lynn Winebarger <owinebar@gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 08:53:57 -0400
> Cc: Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>, emacs-devel <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
>  Does this mean that just resetting purify-flag is enough to avoid the
>  problem?  If so, I think purify-flag is only meant for preloaded
>  packages, and dumping Emacs with additional packages isn't supposed to
>  set that flag.  Or maybe loadup.el should load an additional file
>  (beyond site-load and site-init), after it resets purify-flag?
> I'm not sure why you'd not want to use the purify flag, since there are a lot 
> of explicit calls to purecopy that
> appear intended to take advantage of hash consing.  I don't know why that 
> benefit should not apply to
> libraries being preloaded by site-load and site-init.

We will remove pure space at some not-too-distant future, which is a
clear sign that it is not very important in the pdumper builds.  So
investing time in something that works when purify-flag is off doesn't
sound like a good investment to me.

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