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Re: Why is Elisp slow?

From: Van L
Subject: Re: Why is Elisp slow?
Date: Thu, 02 May 2019 14:49:22 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (darwin)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Why can't Elisp be compiled as well?

I came across this tip of an iceberg in the commentary.

#+name: xxx-byte-opt-el
#+begin_src emacs-lisp
  ;; "No matter how hard you try, you can't make a racehorse out of a pig.
  ;; You can, however, make a faster pig."
  ;; Or, to put it another way, the Emacs byte compiler is a VW Bug.  This code
  ;; makes it be a VW Bug with fuel injection and a turbocharger...  You're
  ;; still not going to make it go faster than 70 mph, but it might be easier
  ;; to get it there.

If a big advance from an Industry player, such as FB, were to release a
JIT, that the GNU Emacs legal dept. does not object to, does that help?

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