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Re: State of the pond

From: Bernard Hurley
Subject: Re: State of the pond
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:37:39 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 11:08:00AM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> >> [1] why oh why does the main GNU editor not use the "official
> >> extension language for the GNU operating system"??
> > 
> > Same reason why its keyboard shortcuts are only so-so compatible with
> > CUA and/or GNOME: its development was started more than 30 years ago,
> > when nobody had ever heard of Guile.
> Note, however, one of this year's Google-Summer-of-Code projects is
> integrating guile into Emacs; the idea is to use guile as the
> interpreter for Emacs Lisp.  At the same time, Scheme will be
> available for free.

That sounds interesting.  Personally I would rather see Emacs re-implemented 
using Common Lisp instead of Emacs Lisp.

The languages are very similar but it is their very similarity that trips me up 
whenever I try to use Emacs Lisp.

OTOH, I don't think I could live without Emacs!



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