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Re: Finding the dump

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Finding the dump
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 03:53:33 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> 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.

Allowing the dump file to be a shebang-executable is easy, doesn't
require a C compiler at dump-time, and works well under GNU/Linux.
It can't be "the only way" because it works less well under MacOS and
not at all under Windows (IIUC), but I see no reason not to support it.


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