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Re: Where can I find some documents about the architecture of emacs?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Where can I find some documents about the architecture of emacs?
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:30:25 +0300

> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:17:57 +0800
> From: Navy Cheng <address@hidden>
> 
> Hi, I want to learn something about the desgin of emacs and want to find the
> elisp interpretor part of emacs. Now, I know the C part is in ./src, but I
> don't know which file/files is about the interpretor.

All of the C files are parts of the interpreter: they all implement
primitive functions exposed by the interpreter to Lisp.

If you are looking for the core parts of the interpreter, then look at
data.c, eval.c, bytecode.c, and lread.c.  Perhaps also print.c.

> I find that many of the documents in the source tree is about *how to use
> emacs* other than *the architecture of emacs*. Is there any docs I want?

Not really, no.



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