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(Emacs byte-compiling) Re: Debian is not a "main distro"?

Rob Browning wrote:

> Steve Dunham <dunham@cse.msu.edu> writes:
> > In addition to the packager apparently being slower, and the
> > unnecessary interaction, many Debian packages do a lot of unnecessary
> > computation: recompiling elisp files 3 or 4 times, recompiling TeX
> > formats, etc.
> I think that any given add-on shouldn't have it's elisp compiled more
> than once per installation per emacs flavor.

Unless the emacs flavours are *specified* for a given release, and each
maintainer includes all possible flavours of byte-compiled files in the
binary packages.

(I'm not saying this is necessarily a good idea).


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