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Re: What version of Lisp is running in EMACS?


From: Daniel Klein
Subject: Re: What version of Lisp is running in EMACS?
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:05:54 GMT

On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 08:38:14 +0200, Harald Hanche-Olsen
<address@hidden> wrote:


>It's called Emacs lisp, or elisp among friends.  (Nobody capitalizes
>emacs the way you did.  I notice you didn't write LISP.  Good!)
>
>I am not so sure that elisp is the best to learn from, if your
>longtime goal is to learn Common Lisp, say.  There's a risk that you
>just end up learning elisp's idiosyncrasies instead.  Maybe you really
>should get a Common Lisp system.  Perhaps SBCL.  There are also
>commercial lisps out there with free trial versions that are quite
>good.  If you for something like SBCL, you can run that under Slime
>inside emacs.
>
>Here is a good book if you wish to learn Common Lisp:
>
>  http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/
>
>On that page you will find a reference to Lispbox (gee, Lisp in a
>box), which just may be what you need to get stared.
>
>For more information on your options, search the comp.lang.lisp
>newsgroup.  Questions about good systems for beginners come up
>regularly there.  (But it's a high volume newsgroup, so you may need
>to work a bit with your search terms to find the info.)

Ok, 'Emacs' it is from now on :)

I have just ordered Practical Common Lisp from Amazon.

Yes, I've been on comp.lang.lisp and found some very useful
information.

Thank you,

Daniel Klein


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