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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Kelvin White
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 11:32:00 -0400

On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 6:47 AM, Lars Brinkhoff <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

I am all for the common-lisp evolution of Emacs-lisp, and willing to
contribute. Just my two cents...

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