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Re: Guile emacs thread (again)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Guile emacs thread (again)
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:54:04 +0300

> Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:20:16 -0400
> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Supporting Emacs extensions written in Scheme is part of the goal I
> had in mind when I proposed this.  That's the tangible benefit that we
> would get from Scheme support.  If all Scheme does is serve as a platform
> for Emacs Lisp, it is no real advance.

Then perhaps the goals of the Guile-Emacs project should be shifted,
such that the first goal is to have Emacs that can use Scheme
extensions, and push the goal of having Emacs Lisp based on Scheme
farther into the future.  Doing so would make sense to me, since this
is what other GNU projects do (Make, GDB), and it postpones the need
for solving a whole lot of non-trivial problems, some of which were
discussed here.  It would also take the sting out of the fears
expressed by some that Guile development team might not be up to the
task of supporting an infrastructure which Emacs cannot do without.
If Guile is just another extension mechanism, losing it will not be a
fatal blow.

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