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Holy moly. I just compiled my local tot for the first time with --with-native-compilation (after installing libgccjit-11-dev) and I am more than amazed at the speed it delivers.

Using desktop.el my regular startup loads lots of buffers from the last sessions and so I am used to slow startup times. Usually I don't care as I do not quit emacs afterwards so this a per-boot (or per-session if something crashes) overhead which amortizes easily.

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But the jit version just blazes through this startup. It then went on to compile stuff in the background without affecting the running session.. 🧙

🏎️ checking mails and nntp groups on gmane.io is nearly
instantaneous...

I stand in awe to the guys behind this work of supercharging Emacs just like that. 👏👏👏

To put numbers to this I guess I need to uninstall this version and do a real comparison of startup times.

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