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Re: Emacs Lisp and Guile

From: Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor]
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp and Guile
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 10:28:41 +0200
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>>>>> "RMS" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

RMS>     Except the variable concepts in Emacs Lisp and Scheme are very
RMS>     different.  Forcing the Emacs Lisp concept upon Scheme would be pretty
RMS>     ugly and unclean.

RMS> It appears they are not so different, and I think it can be done cleanly.

How and why?  Things like buffer-local variables are concepts broken
in principle in Emacs Lisp.  Moving to Scheme is a chance to correct
these historic mistakes.

RMS> Can someone tell me the precise specs of dynamic-wind?

Check out R5RS.  For example, at:


Cheers =8-} Mike
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