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Re: Emacs port to Eclipse

From: Thomas L Roche
Subject: Re: Emacs port to Eclipse
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 19:52:47 -0500

Sarir Khamsi Sun, 22 Feb 2004 14:25:29 -0700
>>> Is there anyone working on a port of GNU Emacs to the Eclipse
>>> framework? 

>>> If not, has anyone looked at how they could work together?

Tom Roche Tue, 24 Feb 2004 09:17:15 -0500
>> Not particularly, but 2 things come to mind:

>> * Eclipse can run any COM object in a page (== <view|editor>), so a
>>   COM wrapper would work

Gian Uberto Lauri Tue, 24 Feb 2004 19:23:49 +0100

> Not S.O. independent :> - 

That's what I thought, until I heard about
> At the microscopic level, XPCOM and [Microsoft COM] appear
> identical: Both are interface based and require every interface to
> derive from the same base interface. This base interface defines the
> three methods QueryInterface, AddRef, and Release. Despite this
> common ideological heritage, MSCOM and XPCOM components are not
> compatible or interchangeable -- some sort of wrapper or glue code
> is required for the two to operate together. The embedding wrapper
> for Mozilla is a good example. It allows the browser engine to
> appear as an MSCOM ActiveX control while the browser engine
> internally operates on XPCOM components.

> The biggest contrast between XPCOM and MSCOM is that XPCOM
> technology is open source.

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