[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump
Thu Apr 19 00:31:40 CEST 2007
Dave Dodge <dododge at dododge.net> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 05:48:01PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
>> Hmm.... imagine an Emacs with Lua as its embedded language... :) :) :)
> Unfortunately this requires two things:
> 1) Porting, or continuing to support, all of the existing elisp code
> so that emacs will continue to be emacs. I believe it's been
> tried many times before (e.g. "JEmacs is a re-implementation of
> Emacs, written in a mix of Java, Scheme, and ELisp") and usually
> ends in tears.
> 2) Delving into the emacs core C code. From tiny glances at it over
> the years, merely observing that code may be enough to destroy
> whatever quantum-mechanical magic allows it to work at all. I
> just risked my sanity by glancing at lisp.h, and yes it appears
> they are still using tagged pointers.
There was a period when building XEmacs on Alpha was a no-go. There
was some bizarre failure in the "portable dumper". I forget whether
this was during the "oxymoron" codename series or earlier.
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