Subject: Re: emacs on mips chip
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Warner Losh <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/29/1999 20:07:11
In message <199901292313.PAA28177@Smeg.DSG.Stanford.EDU> Jonathan Stone writes:
: >I am not impressed by emacs' brittle "unexec" build scheme, either. Blech.
: I know where you're coming from, but if you'd ever waited for emacs to
: load up on a Vax, you'd see the merit in undumping.

Once upon a time, the VMS port of gnu emacs had an different way of
doing things.  It mapped a file into a section of memory and then did,
if I recall correctly.  There was some magic COW things that I don't
recall too clearly.