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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 12:36:07 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't think the concept of "standard library" makes sense for Emacs
> Lisp.  However, I conceptually divide the programming facilities
> of Emacs into 
> * The Emacs Lisp language
> and
> * the editing facilities.

> I see buffers as part of the editing facilities, not part of the Emacs
> Lisp language itself.

I'm not sure I see that distinction, since Emacs Lisp as a language
doesn't really make sense without the editing facilities.  It would make
sense to classify Emacs Lisp as a whole as a highly domain-centric Lisp dialect.

> What do you mean by the term "Eintr"?

The book "An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp"

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