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Re: Emacs design and architecture


From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Emacs design and architecture
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2023 07:46:34 +0800
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Dmitry Gutov <dmitry@gutov.dev> writes:

> On 16/09/2023 16:00, Po Lu wrote:
>
>> ISTM that it would be more productive to examine LibreOffice.  We do
>> wish to turn Emacs into a word processor, after all.  And
>> LibreOffice
>> provides layout capabilities that are in no way inferior to those
>> supplies by the editors found within web browsers, all while being
>> designed to edit rather than display documents.
>
> A non-programmable specialized application vs. an extensible platform.

LibreOffice is programmable, in almost the same language as that used to
implement Emacs.  And given that it's designed to edit documents, it's
certainly a better match than a web browser.


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