XEmacs lisp engine
james at xemacs.org
Thu Apr 22 23:38:08 EDT 2004
"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
>>>>>> "dvl" == Didier Verna <didier at xemacs.org> writes:
> dvl> Is there a chance that XEmacs will have a real lisp
> dvl> engine instead of elisp in a (how distant ?) future ?
> Technically, yes. Mike is certainly capable, there are probably
> others, including a lot of X?Emacs users who don't generally hang out
> here. But politically, things are split three ways: GNU Emacs will
> probably go Guile, Mike---our resident Lispish implementer---likes
> Scheme, and most of the people with practical interest seem to want
> Common Lisp.
Eiffel! No, ML! Wait, Haskell!
Actually, I've been thinking about this myself recently, but from a
slightly broader perspective. What I've been wondering is, if I were to
to chuck everything and start over, which extension language would I
choose today, and why?
The answer to that question would lead to something that is not XEmacs,
though, but a competitor of both Emacs and XEmacs.
Jerry "I survived the Language Wars" James
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