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Re: C and Emacs Lisp code parts

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: C and Emacs Lisp code parts
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 13:29:14 +0200
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On 07/02/2016 08:34 AM, Andreas Röhler wrote:
My suggestion is about re-considerating, reversing a kind of dogmatic pro-elisp policy - as I felt it.
Perhaps you felt more dogmatism than actually exists. As I understand it, the attitude is more to prefer Elisp, but to use C when Elisp is not technically feasible or when performance would be too slow in Elisp.

Some inertia is involved; when something is first written in one language and thoroughly debugged, there is a natural and understandable reluctance to change it to the other. So the issue typically comes up more often when considering a new feature or a major change, and the merits of Elisp vs C can be discussed on a change-by-change basis. If you want this process to move forward I suggest proposing a specific change along these lines; I think you'll find less dogmatism than the above comment would suggest.

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