.ELC File Extension
- Developer by: The GNU Project
- Category: Developer Files
What is an .ELC file?
.ELC file extension is created by The GNU Project. .ELC has been classified as Developer Files.
.ELC is Emacs Compiled Lisp File
Compiled Lisp file created by Emacs, a customizable text editor; generated from a standard Lisp (.EL) file using the Emacs byte-code compiler; may contain Emacs configuration settings or may provide extra program functionality.
To compile an EL file, type the following command in Emacs:
Make sure to replace "filename.el" with the actual filename Lisp file you want to compile. The compiler will generate a compiled version of the file with the same filename and a ".elc" extension.
NOTE: Compiled files can be loaded and run faster than plain text Lisp files. Therefore, most Emacs extensions are saved as compiled ELC files.