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Re: Any advantages to recompile Emacs...

From: Francis Moreau
Subject: Re: Any advantages to recompile Emacs...
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 22:56:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

> Think of Unicode (8 bit -> 32 bit)! And if your hardware is 64 bit,
> then GNU Emacs could have been configured and compiled for this,
> using pointers that large. 

Does emacs embed many unicode strings ??

> Did you compile in debug information?

I haven't asked for when doing the './configure' thing so I wouldn't
expect to have such info...

[me checking]

Well, this 'configure' thing compiled emacs with the debug info
(damn!), so after striping emacs, the size looks more reasonable:

> (And GTK also consumes lots of disk space, look at my GNU Emacs
> 21.3.50 (also GCC 3.3)!)

Well I have asked to compile emacs without X support, so I don't think
GTK is the culprit.


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