Didier Verna writes:
For us, right now, it doesn't need to. I chose to dump it
GNU Emacs, this code is part of simple.el,
Is there any reason *not* to put it there, then? I'm thinking that
it's best to keep code in the same place where GNU puts it, for
synching. ("That's a stupid/ugly/*wrong*/untasteful place for it" is
good enough for me, of course. :)
Besides, it is so short that it doesn't hurt, I think.
I think that's the wrong way to think about dumped code. "Premature
optimization is the root of all error." The main problem with dumping
IMO is not that it takes up space on disk and in RAM, but rather that
it confuses users when they do "find-function" (which skips right past
the dumped keyword in the headers ... why is it in the headers, BTW?
issue763), and then the fix disappears when they run XEmacs again.
They may not even have source in some cases.
BTW, steve(a)sk.tsukuba.ac.jp doesn't exist, it's turnbull.
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