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Re: [PATCH] Add prettify symbols to python-mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add prettify symbols to python-mode
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:32:04 +0300

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  Achim Gratz <address@hidden>,  
> Emacs-devel <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:35:10 +0200
> > BTW, I was just trying making an analysis of the this problem, and of
> > course my analysis could be wrong.  Do you have any idea why newcomers
> > mostly prefer working on application-level code in Lisp?
> In my opinion that's a feature, not a bug.  Elisp is there for a reason.
> > (Let's try and stay constructive.  If we can find the causes, then we
> > have the possibility to improve the current condition.)
> We have Elisp exactly in order not to have to address problems by
> reverting to C programming.  In my opinion it is entirely the wrong idea
> to have people start solving problems in C because they prefer it to
> Elisp.  The main reason to solve problems in C is because there is no
> reasonably workable solution to be created in Elisp.  If beginners turn
> to C first, they will not even know whether there would be a reasonably
> workable solution available in Elisp.

110% agreement, of course.  Lisp is always preferable when it's

My fears are that when Lisp cannot be used, people just punt and say
it cannot (or won't) be done.

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