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RE: Where is Emacs Lisp taught ?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Where is Emacs Lisp taught ?
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:27:55 -0800 (PST)

To come back to the question about learning programming
through Emacs and Emacs Lisp, I happened to reread this 
RMS article today:

"EMACS: The Extensible, Customizable Display Editor"
This paper was written by Richard Stallman in 1981 and
delivered in the ACM Conference on Text Processing.[1]

Section "Blue Sky"[2] says this, apropos:

The programmable editor is an outstanding opportunity to learn to program! A 
beginner can see the effect of his simple program on the text he is editing; 
this feedback is fast and in an easily understood form. Educators have found 
display programming to be very suited for children experimenting with 
programming, for just this reason (see LOGO).

Programming editor commands has the additional advantage that a program need 
not be very large to be tangibly useful in editing. A first project can be very 
simple. One can thus slide very smoothly from using the editor to edit into 
learning to program with it.


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