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Re: Build Emacs without Lisp?


From: John Mastro
Subject: Re: Build Emacs without Lisp?
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:54:31 -0700

Gene <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 9:40:28 AM UTC-4, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>> I'm working in a Debian S/390x Chroot (https://www.debian.org/ports/).
>> Its a lightweight VM-like command line environment.
>>
> As nobody has mentioned it yet, I'll bring up microEmacs
> https://duckduckgo.com/html/?q=microemacs
>
> If memory serves is uses emacs keybindings to manually do what one
> would expect, but doesn't have the bloat -- or power -- of elisp. It
> was used on Amiga and Atari ST back in the late 80's into the 90s. If
> the source code is available it might compile more to your liking.

Linus Torvalds somewhat famously uses a microemacs variant. I don't know
which if any distributions package it (I believe there are several
"microemacs"), but the source is available from kernel.org[1].

[1]: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/editors/uemacs/uemacs.git

        John



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