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Re: NaCl support for Emacs

From: joakim
Subject: Re: NaCl support for Emacs
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:48:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I'm interested in bringing in support for the NaCl cryptographic library
>> for Emacs, after 24.1 is out.  There is info on NaCl here:
> While it might be an interesting feature to provide for future Elisp
> packages, its immediate usefulness is much less obvious, so the kind of
> compile-time linking model we use for things like libgnutls would not be
> appropriate (e.g. Debian wouldn't want to add nacl as a dependency if
> it's not actually used).
> OTOH that might be a good motivation to add support for dynamic loading
> of extension libraries.

I've been toying with the idea of using linking Guile to Emacs so as to
access Guiles libffi integration in Emacs. Granted, if all you wanted
was Emacs + libffi than Emacs + Guile + libffi would seem stupid. OTOH I
think it would be a good project to nudge the two platforms closer.

>         Stefan

Joakim Verona

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