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Re: State of the pond

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: State of the pond
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:49:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Bernard Hurley <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

<URL:> is one such thing, and the
web site lists a number of other ports that failed to reach significant

Common Lisp is far too big to make sense as an extension language.

David Kastrup

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