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Re: Adding c/c++ scripting

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Adding c/c++ scripting
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:38:30 -0800
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>>>>> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> The strategy I had in mind for supporting many scripting languages was to
> convert other languages to Scheme and then have applications such as Emacs
> implement Scheme.

I think this will be more work than it is worth. It's not just the languages
themselves that are valuable; it the vast sea of libraries that Python and
Ruby give one access to, many of which make FFI calls into C libraries.
Converting all of that into Scheme in a way that provably retains the same
semantics is a task beyond anyone, I'd think.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
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