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Re: Where is Emacs Lisp taught ?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Where is Emacs Lisp taught ?
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:41:06 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> What I’ve heard personally is about inconsistency in the language as a
> library/interface, and slowness due to naive implementation of lisp,
> absence of compiler, commitment to a truely maximally dynamic
> architecture, and simplicity (you can’t extend the reader for instance,
> contrarily to both cl and TeX).

BTW, regarding reader macros, the reason why I opposed it was not
"simplicity" but because I consider it to be a misfeature in the form
it's done in CL and TeX, and even with alternative designs there's still
the issue of the security impact to let `read` run arbitrary code.


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