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Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Suppressing native compilation (short and long term)
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:47:58 +0300

> From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>,  spwhitton@spwhitton.name,
>   rlb@defaultvalue.org,  monnier@iro.umontreal.ca,  david@tethera.net,
>   emacs-devel@gnu.org,  akrl@sdf.org
> Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2022 17:02:45 +0200
> Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com> writes:
> > That makes the fans less loud (they are still noticable), but it also
> > takes twice as long for the fans to subside, as expected.
> >
> > Hope this data point ends up meaningful.
> Yes.
> Software is distributed pre-compiled for a reason -- because people run
> the software on hardware where compiling the software takes a long time.
> It's entirely reasonable for people to want to have a fully-built
> native-compiled Emacs installation on their laptops, without making that
> Emacs do any further JIT compilation.  (Except where necessary for
> trampolines, of course.)

Why would people want to have N files compiled, but not the N+1st
file?  How are the first N files different from the N+1st?

> This has been requested a number of times over several years now, but
> these requests have been ignored because apparently "people shouldn't
> want that".

That's an incorrect and unfair accusation, so please stop.

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