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Re: Using Emacs Lisp for script writing

From: Cecil Westerhof
Subject: Re: Using Emacs Lisp for script writing
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 20:20:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (gnu/linux)

Sam Steingold <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?
> I use clisp for all scripting, interactive and not.
> Common Lisp is more powerful than Emacs Lisp and clisp is faster than
> emacs.

I have been experimenting with clisp. But I think that Emacs Lisp does a
pretty good job. I translated a script I wrote in Emacs Lisp to CL. The
Emacs Lisp version needed 51 seconds on a certain data set. When using
clisp with the converted code, clisp needs 79 seconds. That is more as
50% longer.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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