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Re: Emacs design and architecture

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Emacs design and architecture
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 08:11:41 +0800
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Dmitry Gutov <dmitry@gutov.dev> writes:

> On 17/09/2023 09:43, Po Lu wrote:
>> Immanuel Litzroth<immanuel.litzroth@gmail.com>  writes:
>>> I don't understand this remark. When you talk about "the language
>>> used
>>> to implement emacs" are you talking about C or elisp?
>> C, of course.
>>> What is the LibreOffice extension language that is "almost the
>>> same"?
>>> Can you provide a link?
>> LibreOffice is written in C++.  And it is programmable, by virtue of
>> its
>> nature as a computer program.
> Scriptable programs have their specific challenges, so it's helpful to
> look at architectures suited to that.

Given that we don't "script" the Emacs display process itself, there is
truly no distinction between a "scriptable" display engine and others.

The MO of Emacs extension code is to modify the contents of a buffer,
and let redisplay do the heavy lifting.  Such an approach will fare
equally irrespective of the representation used for buffer contents.

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