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Re: [External] : Re: Native compilation

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: Native compilation
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 09:13:38 +0200

> Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 06:26:12 +0100
> Cc:
> From:  Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor 
> <>
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Here is what it said during the native compile:
> >> 
> >> Warning (comp): Cannot look-up eln file as no source file
> >> was found for /home/incal/.emacs.elc
> > 
> > The former means your .emacs was not natively compiled
> > (which is generally a Good Thing).
> Thanks, you mean not to compile it natively or not compile it
> at all?


> But the strange thing is it _is_ compiled, there is an
> .emacs.elc which according to file(1) is "Emacs/XEmacs v28
> byte-compiled Lisp data", however the Emacs that compiled [1]
> it is actually

The native compilation didn't happen because Emacs didn't find the
source file for the .elc file.  I'm saying that you shouldn't worry
about that: native compilation of init files can only cause trouble,
and will never provide any tangible performance boost.  So just
disregard that warning.

> So I wonder if there is some special way to compile it
> natively?

Maybe.  But why bother?

> I mean for all the extra Elisp one might have in HOME?

I don't think it's relevant.

> >> Warning (comp): w3m.el:93:1: Warning: Variable
> >> ‘w3m-fb-mode’ left uninitialized Disable showing
> >
> > The latter means you need to look for a missing 'require'.
> It is in the MELPA's Emacs-w3m, I think, version 1.4.632.

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