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Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)

From: Andrea Corallo
Subject: Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2022 14:48:07 +0000
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Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:

> Andrea Corallo <akrl@sdf.org> writes:
>> I think `inhibit-jit-native-compilation' is better as I believe users
>> perceive the JIT word related to user code and not internal mechanisms
>> as trampolines.
> It's possible -- I'm not married to the current name.  Perhaps we should
> take a poll?
>> I've the perception that this change was done without the full picture
>> in mind of how the native compiler and his mechanisms works.  As a
>> result the current naming is IMO just wrong, and as such is a step
>> backward the original state.
> I don't know where you got that perception from.

Well to give few examples you were not aware of: the `load-no-native'
mechanism, the fact that deferred compilation is not the only mechanism
concurring to automatic native compilation (and that's why it was named
as such and not just automatic native compilation), the fact that native
compilation does not happen in non interactive sessions.

There is nothing wrong with that, the native compiler is a complex
machine and its interface as well, but still: there's no single aspect
of this changeset that I see as an improvement, so as maintainer of the
native compiler I ask to have it reverted.



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