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Re: About implementing libre.js/el in Emacs

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: About implementing libre.js/el in Emacs
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 12:26:31 +1000

Just curious - in what ways is JS worse then Elisp? 

I agree Option 1 would give more bang for your buck - at least initially. 

On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 at 07:11, Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
On 8/29/20 12:14 PM, Qiantan Hong wrote:
> Option 1, besides enabling libre.js, can also bring numerous existing
> cross-browser extensions to Emacs, if we finally support a large enough
> portion of the Web Extension API. However those extensions are
> all written in JS and JS is worse than Elisp.
> Option 2 might require as much work as option 1, but without the additional
> benefit (or drawback?) of bringing other JS extensions.

I'd suggest Option 1 as providing more bang for the buck. I think the FSF tech
staff is looking at LibreJS; see



Tim Cross

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