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Re: Lexical binding -- do we really need it?

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: Lexical binding -- do we really need it?
Date: 11 Dec 2001 12:02:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

> * In message <address@hidden>
> * On the subject of "Re: Lexical binding -- do we really need it?"
> * Sent on Tue, 11 Dec 2001 09:37:25 +0100
> * Honorable Per Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
> Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:
> > that would be good enough - since if you will be able to plug in Guile,
> The idea isn't to "plug in" Guile, but to use Guile as the native
> language, and emulate Emacs Lisp (via. translation) on top of that.

this would be very unfortunate.
I hoped that that in the process of replacing EL with Guile the
interface would be cleaned sufficiently so that Guile would be easily
replaceable with other languages (CL, Python &c).

> > able to use CLOS to extend Emacs.
> Users can already use CLOS in Emacs, see eieio.el.

1. it is not distributed with Emacs, so the standard Emacs packages,
   like Gnus and c-mode, cannot use it.

2. it is probably slow compared to a native CLOS implementation.

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