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Re: Emacs design and architecture. How about copy-on-write?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs design and architecture. How about copy-on-write?
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2023 21:08:44 +0300

> From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@posteo.net>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2023 19:15:27 +0300
> 
> Eli's point is that the new concurrency framework must allow the
> existing code to run without modifying it to fit concurrency. Not
> necessarily fast (maybe with some interlocking), but at least without
> breaking.
> 
> Otherwise, making actual use of concurrency will require rewriting a lot
> of Elisp

Starting from subr.el, simple.el, files.el, etc. -- stuff which every
Lisp program written for Emacs uses without thinking twice.



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