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Re: A femtolisp based emacs clone

From: Gene
Subject: Re: A femtolisp based emacs clone
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:17:02 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 4:15:05 PM UTC-4, address@hidden wrote:
> Dear Members of,
> A team of engineers, of which I am part, has decided to write a tiny version 
> of
>  Emacs. Well, there are many tiny versions of Emacs around: Microemacs, Zile, 
> jmacs to name a few. However, the idea is to be in keeping with the Emacs 
> Philosophy, and not only providing key-binding for Emacs compatibility. By 
> Emacs philosophy, I mean that the new editor must be customizable through a 
> Lisp dialect. 

To wit, Scheme is a lisp dialect and it's both BEEN used as the scripting 
language of EDWIN as distributed with MIT Scheme, AND the lisp engine of emacs 
is mutating towards Scheme.

Given how small/tiny a Scheme interpreter CAN be -- check out the dialect used 
in GIMP -- I can't imagine a picolisp interpreter smaller; and Lua seems both 
tiny and increasingly popular as a language embedded in apps, games, and even 
TI calculators.

If one wants the syntactic sugar of Picolisp at the cost of being less tiny 
then by all means HAVE AT IT.

Personally I see EDWIN, GNU Emacs, and GUILE becoming more interoperable as the 
future unfolds.


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