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Re: making software with Emacs and Elisp

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: making software with Emacs and Elisp
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 03:36:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> writes:

> The binary is only 13MB (about 8MB on a 32-bit system
> IIRC).  You could prefectly use only that.  You can
> try it with the -Q option:
>     emacs -Q
> and see what's left of the emacs user experience with
> it.

Yeah, I know.

> You could indeed develop an application on this bare
> emacs, but this would be equivalent to develop an
> application on a bare Linux kernel with only a shell
> and gcc installed.  You can write an ed-like editor in
> bash, and soon enough be editing programs to be
> compiled with gcc.  Perhaps the first program you'd
> write would be a lisp interpreter in which to write an
> emacs... But soon after that, you'll gather libraries
> to be able to write higher level programs.

You are right, might as well ship the whole thing (or
provide references). Some people will be put off by
that, and some people will mess it up, but you can never
make everything work for everyone anyway.

> To compare with little applications in the accursed
> Apple world

Crazy stuff.

Emanuel Berg, programmer-for-rent. CV, projects, etc at uXu
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