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Re: Guile in Emacs

From: Bruce Stephens
Subject: Re: Guile in Emacs
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:14:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:


> What matters is that we reuse some existing implementation and benefit
> from all the work done on it, so we don't have to spend time working on
> the Elisp byte-compiler.
> I like the idea of Guile not because it's using a "standard preexisting
> language with libraries and experienced coders", but because it'll give
> us a bunch of hackers working on efficient implementation,
> multithreading, ...

That seems like a stronger argument to me.  Back in 1995 (or
thereabouts) using scheme for better interoperability with other GNU
applications seemed a plausible argument, but I don't think that's how
things have worked out.  I doubt that replacing emacs lisp with scheme
would have much impact for interoperability, though removing one
extension language won't hurt.


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