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Re: Using Emacs Lisp for script writing

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Using Emacs Lisp for script writing
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:04:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)

Cecil Westerhof <address@hidden> writes:

> I already use 'emacs -batch' for scripting where no user input is used,
> but I would like to use it also for interactive scripting. Until now I
> did not find any usable information about this. Anybody using Emacs for
> interactive scripts?
> Also I use three evals. One to define the function, one to compile it
> and one to call it. Can this be done better?

I must concur.  I wrote quite a number of emacs scripts, but eventually,
I switched to Common Lisp, specifically clisp (but other CL
implementations are also usable for scripts), to write my scripts.
Common Lisp allows you to write scripts more easily than emacs lisp.

__Pascal Bourguignon__

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