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Re: Finding the dump

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Finding the dump
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 15:47:06 -0800
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Andreas Schwab wrote:
On Jan 27 2019, Daniel Colascione<address@hidden>  wrote:

Why not? Plenty of other programs do. Looking at realpath(argv[0]) is what
_everyone_  does.
Which one?  They are all broken.

Andreas is quite right here. One cannot trust realpath (argv[0]).

This discussion is reminding me what a hassle that dump file is. I plan to look into the possibility of putting the dump file inside the executable (portably, of course) so that Emacs startup needn't worry about finding the dump file. This would be significantly better for installers and users.

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