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Re: Build Emacs without Lisp?

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Build Emacs without Lisp?
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:01:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>

> There's also GNU Zile (which I use on
> machines not powerful enough to run Emacs,
> such home routers), which is included in
> Debian (not sure if it's already in the s390x
> port, tho).

>From /usr/share/doc/zile/FAQ.gz

    2.1 What does `Zile' mean?

        It stands for `Zile Is Lossy Emacs'.
        It is just another recursive acronym
        like `GNU'. The reason that it's not
        written in all caps is because Emacs
        (which is also an acronym)
        isn't either.

    2.2 Why another clone of Emacs? Why not
        just use Emacs?

        Zile is a small, portable Emacs for
        systems and situations in which Emacs
        would be unsuitable, including small
        systems and quick editing sessions.

    2.4 I like the xyz function of Emacs but
        it's not in Zile!

        Zile was written to be small but fast
        and powerful enough.

        In general, if you need something more
        powerful, use Emacs. You could also try
        Jed, which emulates Emacs, is not much
        bigger than Zile, and has syntax
        highlighting, a macro language and more

Jed is also in the Debian repos, by the way.

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