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Re: ELisp?

From: Ken Raeburn
Subject: Re: ELisp?
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:13:24 -0500

On Nov 11, 2011, at 04:46, address@hidden wrote:
> Where is your public repository? I would be interested to have a look.

Try git://  But it's about two years 
old. :-(
One of these days....

> As a concrete example, one could use guiles libffi integration to offer
> the same feature to Emacs. I could personally use it in my xwidgets
> emacs branch to call dynamically into webkit rather than having to make
> a c wrapper for each and every function.

Hmm... this touches on a political issue I'd been avoiding thinking about.  
Namely, adding Guile to Emacs, with Guile's new FFI support, would make 
dynamically loading new executable code into Emacs easy, technically, including 
non-GPL code written specifically to extend Emacs.  There's been a lot of 
resistance to that in the past.  See for example .

On the technical side (ignoring the political/legal angles), I wonder if it 
would be quicker to drop FFI support into Emacs directly, using an interface 
based on the Guile one, and use that for now, until the Emacs+Guile work is far 
enough along to merge.  I suspect your xwidgets code would be ready for 
integration much sooner than that. :-)


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