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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:57:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> The GUILE bridge is there.  Robin Templeton's status of the port is that
>>> it is mostly complete, with strings/buffers being the most notable part
>>> obliterating acceptable performance via thick glue layers between Emacs'
>>> and GUILE's different implementations of similar concepts.
>> Do you know this to be a fact?
> <URL:http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GuileEmacs#toc9> is about keeping
> them separate.
> <URL:http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GuileEmacsTodo> lists "Unify Elisp
> and Scheme strings".
> I thought I read something from Robin about buffers/strings being a
> performance issue, but searching on the respective developer lists
> points rather to dynamic scopes and/or buffer-local variables.

IOW, you do *not* know for a fact that this lack of unification is
a current source of performance problems.
Thought so.


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