Mike Kupfer writes:
>>>>> "ST" == Stephen J Turnbull
ST> The real solution is to have a standard-library package (or package
ST> suite) which is shared between all reasonably recent XEmacs
ST> versions. (This is the real long-term motivation for the
ST> "bundled-packages" work.) Versions of XEmacs without C support for
ST> certain features would have to do without, or perhaps use
ST> inefficient Lisp versions.
Is the plan that standard-library is available as an unbundled package,
as well as being delivered with a given version of core?
"Plan"? No plan yet. The "batteries included" distribution (core +
packages) is an old ambition of Martin's, to tell the truth, and I see
it as a really easy way to make it easier for new users to get into
The general idea is that the standard-library would be the stuff that
is documented in the Lispref but written in Lisp. I'd like to see
advances in font-lock and things like that be available to 21.4 users.
But I haven't thought carefully about how to make it work (thus
gaffes like "oh, go ahead and use functions that won't be available at
runtime, it'll just work...." :-P ).
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