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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 21:42:00 -0400

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The reason namespaces systems do not fit well into Lisp
is that they have to operate in 'read', in the choice of which
symbol object you get.

I looked very briefly at the Clojure namespace spec and saw that it
operates as part of evaluation, not as part of reading.  Perhaps that
explains why it is usable.  Namespaces can work reasonably well as
part of evaluation.  However, that doesn't fit Lisp.

Clojure is not Lisp.

Dr Richard Stallman
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