[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump

Måns Rullgård mans
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.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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