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Mon, 22 Oct 2001 13:25:58 +0200 (IST)
On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Calin Vatavu wrote:
> Now at the core of Emacs is ELisp
That's not entirely true. At the core of Emacs is a Lisp interpreter
written in C. Many display- and OS-related primitives work directly on
the C level.
> but should I dare to hope that this will change some day?
Hardly. It's too much work, and the benefits are not really evident.
IMHO, at least.
> I mean, if I want to add a new programming mode to emacs
> (graphical structograms etc. see X32 editor at
> http://www.blue-river-software.com) I don't think I could write it in
> ELisp.Maybe in Perl, Python or even C.
I don't see anything in X32 that cannot be done in Emacs. Many of those
features are already supported by Emacs even today.
> And there is another issue: if you want Emacs to stay alive in the future
> then you should change it at its core. Look at the sentmail and qmail:
> sendmail is cool, but very hard to configure, qmail is not. That's why so
> many sites quit using sendmail for qmail.
I don't see any contradiction between customizability and core
stability. Customization is a user-level facility, so it's much higher
in level than the core issues. With enough work, you can build an easily
customizable package on top of a lousy core, and vice versa.
- question, Calin Vatavu, 2001/10/22
- Re: question,
Eli Zaretskii <=