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One of the options when installing emacs in OSX (through homebrew) is support for glib. It's not included by default. What does it buy me to install? Any downsides?

Thanks!

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No, I don't think you need glib.

According to brew cat emacs, the --glib option actually means --with-file-notification=gfile, and run ./configure --help inside Emacs source root directory tells:

--with-file-notification=LIB
                      use a file notification library (LIB one of: yes,
                      inotify, kqueue, gfile, w32, no)

In my experience, kqueue is used on OSX by default (as long as you don't set the option by yourself).

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