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Re: Elisp LSP Server

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Elisp LSP Server
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2021 02:51:37 -0400

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  > > You can already start Emacs locally.  What's the actual point or goal
  > > here?

  > you cannot from webpages,

I can't imagine what it would mean to "start Emacs from a web page".
Can you please explain concretely?  Please keep in mind that some of
us have never seen it.

With a concrete picture of the practice in question, we could start to
think about the practical and _moral_ implications of supporting that
in Emacs.  How would it affect the development and use of the GNU system?
How would it affect our fight against unjust computing?

We could also think about how we would want to implement it, if we
decide to try.

The more closely and seamlessly Emacs becomes integrated with some
other program's user interface, the more it undermines our goal of
making users aware of GNU Emacs, and of the ethical goals that we
develop GNU Emacs (and GNU as a whole) to promote.

That suggests that perhaps the best way to do this job is via emacsclient.

  >   The issue is you can follow an hyperlink from emacs (or any 
  > software, for the matter) to the webbrowser, but more hardly from the 
  > webbrowser to some specific function of emacs

I'm not sure how to understand the idea of invoking a "specific
function of Emacs" from a browser.  Would you please give a couple of
concrete examples?  Which functions of Emacs would you suggest we
support imvoking in this way, and how would they be used in the

  >  yet these represent most of the usage of their 
  > computer from modern users.

That is not necessarily a recommendation of it.  Quite the contrary:
there are a lot of bad developments in modern computing.
Most of the computing people do nowadays is for suckers.
Surveillance companies have a lot of influence over what people
do on the internet, and how they do it.

The question of when to go along, and how far, is sometimes
obvious, and sometimes subtle.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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