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Re: [Bug-zile] A couple of questions about Zile

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: [Bug-zile] A couple of questions about Zile
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:39:50 +0000

On 11 February 2012 21:09, sergei karhof <address@hidden> wrote:
> Reuben,
> I have a couple of questions about Zile.

Thanks; please next time can you write to the Zile mailing list?

> 1) Will the new Lua-based version be scriptable in Lua (for macros,
> extensions, etc.)?

Lua Zile won't be, because Emacs isn't, and Zile is an Emacs subset;
the fact that it will be written in Lua is irrelevant.

However, Gary Vaughan's working on a Zile-derived editor (see the "zi"
branch) which is scriptable in Lua, and I'll be joining him once Lua
Zile is stable to work on it. So if you want Lua scriptability, and
you don't mind not being strictly Emacs-compatible, look at zi.

Having said that, since Lua is in any case a scripting language,
there's very little to stop you modifying Zile in Lua.

> 2) Are you planning to add support for Right-to-Left languages (which
> has already been implemented in the latest development version of GNU
> Emacs)?

No. Personally, I think that's more work than it's worth; better is to
make Emacs easier to build small. In particular, I'm interested in
getting a single file build (just the binary).


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