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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Lars Brinkhoff
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:47:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Now that we have new maintainers, I'd be curious to hear if they have
any thoughs on this?  (See the original post for more information.)

Stefan Monnier wrote two years ago:
> I've had the opportunity to think a bit more about Emacs Lisp and its
> possible evolution and I'm still not sure what to think about it.
> [...]
> I think that ideally, we'd want to stick to Elisp, or some evolution
> thereof.  Sadly, I don't see how to evolve Elisp into Scheme: they are
> closely related languages, but the differences are large enough that
> it seems hard to reconcile them.
> The only standard language into which Elisp can evolve, AFAICT, is
> Common Lisp.  [ Now some readers get disappointed, while some others
> become excited.  ]  There are some incompatibilities between the two
> languages, but I can imagine working them out over the years, or even
> living with them without too much trouble, such that we could use
> Common-Lisp libraries in Emacs.

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