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Re: redisplay system of emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: redisplay system of emacs
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 15:45:13 +0200

> From: Paul R <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 14:06:20 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden
> >> As many emacs youngsters, I feel that emacs really uses too much
> >> home-made code. Surprisingly, Emacs does not benefit that much from
> >> the free software ecosystem.
> Eli> That's a pretty general assessment. Any data points other than the
> Eli> display engine?
> Emacs Lisp and all the librairies that emacs hackers had to implement on
> top of it, IOW the 'emacs lisp standard library'.

And what replacements do you see for that in the ``free software
ecosystem''?  Apart of replacing Lisp with another language, an
endeavor that no one succeeded in to this day (although there were
attempts, and one of them is even still alive), what else could be
done to replace all that?

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