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Re: Emacs Lisp and Guile

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp and Guile
Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2002 17:38:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) XEmacs/21.4 (Informed Management (RC2), i686-pc-linux)

Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

> Loading Emacs Lisp into CLISP was a weekend exercise for me a couple of
> years ago.  It works perfectly (tested on Emacs calendar).
> Loading Emacs Lisp into Guile requires major extensions.
> It might be more fun this way, but if you want to get the job done,
> this is the sure way to fail.
> A lot of _really_ smart people contributed to the design of Common Lisp.
> It is a shame that you want to throw away all that good work and
> redesign everything from scratch.

Since visibility of the work on Guile Emacs seem to be pretty much
nil, one way to prove that CLISP would be a better way would be to
simply get a barely working emacs clone running on it and document
some design considerations and thoughts.  I'm sure it would attract
people that want to work on it.

Can CLISP take advantage of the non-ASCII work that has gone into
GNOME?  This seems to be one major work item for a Guile port.
Leveraging on the GNOME work seem to give many modern features easily
(Unicode, bidi).

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