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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:56:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Which leads to another idea that I think may have been mentioned:  Does
>> Emacs have the ability to load C plugins from shared objects?

No, not yet, but there's preliminary work for that, and I hope that
preliminary work can get included for 25.1, tho I haven't heard much
news from it in a while.

> Why would we need that?  We _are_ the Emacs project, so we could
> simply make whatever C code is needed part of Emacs.

Because we want Emacs-25.1 to be able to link to libraries which might
not yet have been written when 25.1 is released.


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