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Re: First draft of the Emacs website

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: First draft of the Emacs website
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:52:07 +0100
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On 2015-12-08, at 16:21, Spencer Boucher <address@hidden> wrote:

>> At the end of the day, we do need to refer to the language by its
>> name, I think, but we could stress that it is a "Python-like"
>> language, to connect with what people might be more familiar with.
> Calling elisp "python-like" might be a bit of a stretch :)

Well, as Peter Norvig put it, "Basically, Python can be seen as
a dialect of Lisp with «traditional» syntax" (see

I think Drew meant something along the lines "a stable, dynamically
typed language with a bunch of built-in datatypes, a rich library, an
(optional) object system and integrated tools like a bytecode compiler,
interactive debugger, a docstring conformance checker etc."


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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