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From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid `SCM_VALIDATE_LIST ()'
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 00:45:25 +0200

2008/9/5 Andy Wingo <address@hidden>:
> I don't know why I'm answering this, but...
> On Thu 04 Sep 2008 17:10, Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> writes:
>> Well, I remember having a flamewar with RMS about language agnosticism
>> and running emacs on GUILE about 8 years ago, and I don't think we
>> have progressed much since then.  Extrapolating this pace,  I think
>> it's a waste of time.
> 8 years?? Anyway. I just mentioned things that guile-vm can do. If they
> don't get done that means they're not important.

I was going to write the same thing - then saw that Andy had already done so.

People work on what interests them, in the time they have spare.  I
know we've lost in the global scripting language competition, but I
still find this language implementation fun.

>> How much sense does it make to translate Scheme or LISP to JavaScript
>> and have (for example) V8 or tracemonkey handle it?
> I think for some people it will make sense, but such a beast would not
> be Guile.

Agree there too.


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