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Re: Emacs design and architecture


From: Gerd Möllmann
Subject: Re: Emacs design and architecture
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2023 19:07:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Dmitry Gutov <dmitry@gutov.dev> writes:

> On 16/09/2023 17:20, Björn Bidar wrote:
>> These more extensive modes require more advanced features similar as
>> when turning Emacs into a "word processor".
>> In my opinion Emacs being single threaded is the biggest hurdle in that,
>> gui lockup is the biggest no no in regular gui apps.
>
> JavaScript is single-threaded.
>
> They have a certain solution for parallelism in specific workloads,
> though (called Web Workers).

In Emacs, GC can run Lisp I'm told (finalizers), regexp matching can
definitely run Lisp (bug#58042), and the devil knows what else :-(.  I
personally have no idea how it would be possible to untangle this for a
multi-threaded Lisp.



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