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Re: Lisp files that load cl-lib in problematical ways

From: Ihor Radchenko
Subject: Re: Lisp files that load cl-lib in problematical ways
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 12:41:13 +0000

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> > Sure, but that's rather subjective.  One could also argue that it is a
>> > good thing to have certain symbols available immediately, for example
>> > because they are typically needed.
>> Could it be customizeable somehow?
> What do you want to be customizable, and how?

What I have in mind is a custom list of packages to be dumped.

>> I have seen articles using portable dumper to pre-load more libraries,
>> but it was rather cumbersome and fragile exercise. It might be of
>> interest for people interested in reducing the startup time to have
>> a command like M-x dump-emacs-using-already-loaded-built-in-libraries.
>> That way, users can pre-load the libraries that will be loaded anyway.
> Isn't that already available using dump-emacs-portable?  Or am I
> missing something?

(1) It does not work interactively.
(2) Even making it work non-interactively is not necessarily trivial.

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