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Re: making software with Emacs and Elisp


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: making software with Emacs and Elisp
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 03:51:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> Barry OReilly <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> I have several ideas for software that has to do with
>>> physical things, and does not belong in the world of
>>> computing. For example, I'm working on a tool to
>>> teach deaf people read lips! (Not "Lisp".)
>>>
>>> Is there a minimal binary Emacs VM for the accursed
>>> Apple and Windows world, that you could distribute
>>> along with the software, or is there another way you
>>> could make all that work?
>>
>> Having an Emacs that can run outside the world of
>> computing could be difficult.
>
> Tools that deal with computers are ready to ship the
> moment they work on your on system. But if I make a tool
> for fishers, I don't demand that they are fluent in
> Unix. On the contrary, I'd be happy if they use my
> software on whatever system.
>
>> You could start by looking at the butterfly function
>> though.
>
> There *is* such a function, it seems like a joke though.
>
> Unless I'm wrong, your post wasn't helpful.

Well perhaps nobody implemented a M-x butterfly backend.
But there are emacs backends for several commands with physical world
effects, including M-x coffee  (implementing the htcpcp protocol) and
teledildonics.

http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/CoffeeMode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1sXuHnf_lo

-- 
__Pascal Bourguignon__
http://www.informatimago.com/




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