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Re: Shrinking the C core

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Shrinking the C core
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2023 16:16:43 +0300

> From: Emanuel Berg <incal@dataswamp.org>
> Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2023 14:12:12 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >>> Moving old and well-tested C code out to Lisp usually
> >>> _increases_ maintenance burden, because the old code in
> >>> most cases needs _zero_ maintenance nowadays.
> >> 
> >> One could maybe identify certain slow spots in Elisp and
> >> see if there would be a point moving them to C.
> >
> > Yes, and we are doing that.
> Okay, what spots are those, and how do you find them?

We usually find them by profiling, or by finding we need
functionalities that would be hard or impossible to implement in Lisp.

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