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Re: evaluating numbers

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: evaluating numbers
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:21:32 +0900

Thank you Paul.

> On Apr 29, 2020, at 9:08, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 4/28/20 4:16 PM, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
>> @Paul I was asking about C because it seems to me that this part of emacs 
>> lisp is implemented in C, so if C does that then my uninformed idea is that 
>> it's easier create a similar implementation for emacslisp ?
> It's a bit simpler for the C interpreter to treat characters as integers, but
> it's not simpler enough that it makes a significant difference.
> The main idea, I expect, was that Emacs Lisp programs would be simpler and/or
> more-compatible with other Lisp implementations and/or better in some other 
> way;
> any compatibility with C was secondary. But again, Richard is the authority 
> here.

It's just one of those itches that you scratch until it bleeds and then you 
realize that should have taken some time to just walk outside and take a deep 
breath ... :)

But if Richard has a concluding remark on that, I'd love to hear it.

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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