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Re: Elisp LSP Server

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Elisp LSP Server
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 18:27:30 -0400

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  > The difference between Emacs (at least Eglot) and other LSP
  > implementations, is that the latter can download servers automatically.
  > This is done without regard to the license, as projects like VSCode are
  > not focused on software freedom.

Yes, that's what we must expect from them.

But what they do does not matter to us
as long as we can avoid doing likewise.

  > Replicating this for Emacs seems hard to do, but it is probably the
  > wrong approach. My guess would be that most people wouldn't want Emacs
  > in a browser. A solution could be to provide a script or command that
  > automatically clones a repository to a temporary directory and opens
  > Emacs (possibly by making use of emacsclient). The tricky part would be
  > to integrate this into a web browser, but my guess would be that this
  > could be done by use of a browser extension. This would recognize the
  > website, extract the git repository and start the script.

It sounds like a reasonable thing to do
by writing a free extension.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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