Re: Debian is not a "main distro"?
Steve Dunham wrote:
> I was referring to recompiling once for each version of emacs
> IIRC, the auctex package took a particularly long time on my laptop.
auctex parses every style and class file on the system for stuff like
completion within Emacs. It takes a while to do.
> The big questions are: does upgrading (e.g.) emacs19 cause everything
> to be recompiled? (This seems to happen with tetex - upgrading to a
> new Debian release of the same version causes stuff to be recompiled.)
teTeX does take a long time. Installing Debian 2.0 on a 486/40 took
*hours* and teTeX took a good portion of that.
> does retain some bytecode compatibility.
You *cannot* rely on that. I had to re-byte-compile my add-on elisp
when I upgraded from 20.3 to 20.4 (never mind 19.x to 20.x).