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Re: ELisp?

From: joakim
Subject: Re: ELisp?
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:00:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Ken Raeburn <address@hidden> writes:

> 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 
> .

Yes, this seems to have been resolved if the GCC scheme for identifying
GPL libraries is used. Basically GPL libraries expose a symbol declaring GPL 

> 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. :-)

Quicker, yes, but less interesting. I suppose I'm looking for an excuse
to do this :)

> Ken

Joakim Verona

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