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Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 10:52:31 -0400
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Lars Ingebrigtsen [2022-10-03 16:45:22] wrote:
> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>>>> and those users probably do want to use native compilation
>>>> (e.g. they would likely set `package-native-compile` to non-nil), just
>>>> not the deferred kind, so the var name is a bit odd for them.
>> `inhibit-native-compilation` sounds like it really prevents all forms of
>> native compilation, whether "deferred" or not.
> We can expand the variable name, but I couldn't think of a good name.
> And "deferred" doesn't convey anything.

Lazy?  Auto(matic)?  Ondemand?

>> E.g. going by its name, I'd argue that it's a bug if package.el does
>> native-compile the files when both `package-native-compile` when
>> `inhibit-native-compilation` are non-nil.
> But not by going by the documentation of the variable.  😀

Sorry, my dictionary doesn't know that word.  What's "documentation"?
Does it have to do with some Norse mythology, maybe?


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