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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:39:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Tom <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <monnier <at> iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>> As mentioned in my previous message about Guile-Emacs, I tend to think
>> this would be a liability rather than a feature.
> I don't see why. It would make it easier for people to write 
> configurations for emacs if they can use a language which they already
> know and is widely used.
> You could still set up a rule that you only accept elisp packages
> in the core if it makes core maintenance easier. But why deny 
> this feature from the users if a popular VM can easily support it?
> It would be a great selling point if you could say "you can use 
> your favorite language to configure emacs, you don't have to use
> arcane elisp if you don't want to". It could be an additional 
> convenience for the users which would make emacs more accesible
> than it is today.

LLVM is not a VM (Virtual Machine). I know, the name is confusing.

So LLVM will not allow using multiple programming languages to configure

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