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Re: Guile in Emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Guile in Emacs
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 08:01:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Common Lisp has sooo much to document.  The Emacs Lisp Manual would
>> get a lot bigger if it had to include the specs of so many functions.
> The Elisp manual would not need to document things that are vanilla
> Common Lisp (i.e. respect the CL standard). It could simply
> cross-reference the relevant CL doc. The Elisp manual would need to
> document only extensions or departures from the standard. It does not
> need to reproduce all of the existing CL documentation.

The manuals of an editor with a user-accessible extension language (with
Emacs, this is the case for Elisp but not for C) need to document this
extension language.

Otherwise, only programmers can be expected to be able to use it.  One
reason for that is that non-Emacs specific Lisp manuals will not focus
about how to get things done with Emacs.  Applying a manual utterly
without editing focus to editing tasks is quite a large intellectual

David Kastrup

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