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Emacs Should Be Emacs Lisp - Tom Tromey

talk
https://ftp.fau.de/fosdem/2020/UD2.119/emacsthoughts.webm
speaker
Tom Tromey
tags
Emacs, Emacs Lisp

Several competing ideas and their problems

  • Guile Emacs
    • Scheme is not Emacs Lisp! Impedance mismatch – largely solved by Guile Scheme, at the expense of Guile not being a proper Scheme
    • Scripting fragmentation (rather than have)
  • Rebase on Common Lisp
    • Experiment in 2012, an attempt to unify the type systems
    • Impedance mismatch, hard to maintain

Emacs Should Be Emacs Lisp!

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