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Re: What makes elisp fun ?

From: hector
Subject: Re: What makes elisp fun ?
Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 11:13:01 +0200
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On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 12:39:43AM +0200, Michael Heerdegen wrote:
> But besides... If you look only at the language Emacs Lisp, it is
> probably not much cooler than other Lisps.  It has some weaknesses even,
> though there has been improvements in the last time (introduction of
> lexical binding for example).
> The most important point for most of Elisp developers is probably that
> they can do something useful for real-life with their language (or
> hobby), something they can use personally.  That you program stuff for
> an Editor makes Elisp quite interesting, because you do stuff with it
> that you probably don't do with other Lisps.  If you want to count
> Fibonacci numbers, you still can use Scheme...

Apropos Scheme and Elisp weaknesses... I have some ideas going around
my head. Is there an interpreter of Scheme written in Elisp? Or put
another way: can I eval Scheme code within Emacs?

I read about replacing the Emacs LISP core with Guile and Scheme.
Is it useable yet?

One of the things this would solve is the recurring question of
Emacs namespaces since Guile has a nice module infrastructure.

BTW I guess this should go to emacs-devel but I don't know how
to cross-mail or even if a non-member can submit messages.
You just gave me a good chance to put it here.

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