ELC file extension - Compiled ELISP code file
What is elc file? How to open elc files?
File type specification:
The ELC file extension is associated with the ELISP (Emacs Lisp) a dialect of LISP programming language.
The .elc file stores compiled source code written in ELISP.
One other aspect of interpreting: the Lisp interpreter is able to interpret two kinds of entity: humanly readable code, on which we will focus exclusively, and specially processed code, called byte compiled code, which is not humanly readable. Byte compiled code runs faster than humanly readable code.
You can transform humanly readable code into byte compiled code by running one of the compile commands such as byte-compile-file. Byte compiled code is usually stored in a file that ends with a .elc extension rather than a .el extension. You will see both kinds of file in the emacs/lisp directory; the files to read are those with .el extensions.
Mime: application/x-bytecode.elisp Mime: application/x-elc
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