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Re: Why do we spend time on Emacs on Guile?

From: Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor]
Subject: Re: Why do we spend time on Emacs on Guile?
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 09:02:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) XEmacs/21.5 (broccoli, i386-unknown-freebsd4.6)

>>>>> "Sam" == Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

>> * In message <address@hidden>
>> * On the subject of "Re: Why do we spend time on Emacs on Guile?"
>> * Sent on Fri, 16 Aug 2002 22:50:27 -0600 (MDT)
>> * Honorable Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
Sam> >
>> Guile is the standard extensibility package of the GNU Project, All
>> GNU packages that include an interpreter for extensibility are
>> supposed to use Guile.  It is inconsistent for Emacs not to support
>> Guile.

Sam> Supporting Guile via compilation into Common Lisp is _much_ easier.
Sam> I.e., re-hosting Emacs on CLISP and making CLISP able to load Emacs
Sam> Lisp (done already) and Guile (should be very easy).

Jonathan Rees's Pseudoscheme did this many years ago, but the support
sure wasn't complete.  I'd also be surprise if this were "very" easy:
you at least need to take care of hygienic macros (possible) and
CALL-WITH-CURRENT-CONTINUATION (ermh, ..., difficult).

Cheers =8-} Mike
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