[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump
Thu Apr 19 12:43:01 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.
The portable dumper works quite well these days, probably because
people got sick of having to write a dumper for every arch and OS they
ported XEmacs too... hey it even works in BeOS :D
(but doesn't run in Haiku because it's not self-hosted yet and it
reverted the vm split which used to be the opposite of everyone (0-2^31
kernel 2^31-2^32 user) since R4 for no reason).
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