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Re: Why is Elisp slow?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Why is Elisp slow?
Date: Mon, 06 May 2019 09:08:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> That's what vim did and they now support many languages for extending
> and create plugins. (I know it is a different system and I am not saying
> we have to move in that direction right now.)

Yes, it's a very different design.  Elisp was designed to be the
*implementation* language of Emacs (the use of C for some of the
implementation was a necessary evil given the lack of wide availability
of Lisp), rather than just an *extension* language.


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