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Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:15:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

Kai Grossjohann <address@hidden> writes:

> I believe that GNU Emacs was never rewritten.  It was
> incrementally refactored, and it's quite possible that
> every line of code has changed since the original
> version was published in 1985, but what I mean here is
> that as far as I know there was never a complete
> rewrite of the whole thing.
>
> I find that to be very impressive, and hence I
> mentioned 1985 as the date.
>
> Does anyone know whether this is true?  It would be
> quite the impressive feat!

"A complete rewrite..." Wouldn't that be a total
disaster? Why would you do that? Because of hardware
changes? Portability? Please explain :)

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Emanuel Berg, programmer-for-rent. CV, projects, etc at uXu
underground experts united:  http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573


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