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Re: Lightweight, C-only implementation of Emacs

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: Lightweight, C-only implementation of Emacs
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 10:38:20 +0200

On Mon, Aug 03, 2020 at 09:32:26PM +0000, andres.ramirez wrote:
Hi. Ulrich.

"Ulrich" == Ulrich Mueller <ulm@gentoo.org> writes:

   Ulrich> *shrug* It compiles and works, and upstream appears to be 
responsive.  No good reason
   Ulrich> for dropping it from a distro (and breaking existing users' 

qemacs could be an alternative. qemacs has basic suppor for org-mode as
a bonus.

Best Regards

Some time ago I came with this same question. After some tests and forks
I found that qemacs was a better alternative compared to Zile for
different reasons:

1) The code was cleaner and simpler to extend, understand and maintain.

2) It does not depend on gnulib or any external tool, which considering
I wanted to port it to cmake was a key plus. (gnulib only supports

3) The support for color and syntax highlight was finished and fully
working with extension possibilities.

4) It had all the infrastructure to create extension in C (with dynamic
libraries and an exposed API), like the emacs C-modules.

5) Basic support implemented for some major modes like org-mode, and
others. (this can be extended with modules as mentioned in point 4)

6) gui interface with xlibs and terminal version.

In general I made a request to add some functionalities to Zile and
Qemacs and I never received any answer from any of them so I just made
my personal forks:



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