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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 15:22:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:04:04 +0100
>> > I actually don't understand why are we talking about compilers as the
>> > only viable infrastructure for the features being discussed.
>> It's basically the UNIX philosophy to employ dedicated tools for the job
>> they have been written for.
> I'm not at all sure this philosophy is applicable to the issue at
> hand, or to complex interactive environments the kind of Emacs in
> general.  We are a long way from the classic batch-mode Unix pipeline,
> where (AFAIK) this philosophy originated.


Well, I tried summarizing my view of the situation, and you summarized
yours.  We arrive at different conclusions from what appears like the
same information.  But I suppose we have a sufficient amount of
summaries to have people wanting to take some action see what may and
may not work to take them where.

David Kastrup

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