LISPOS: My manifesto
Arthur A. Gleckler
Sat, 28 Mar 1998 11:17:38 -0800
At 10:40 AM 3/28/98 -0500, Dave Mason wrote:
>Things I wish other people would do:
>1) a cleaner, leaner, XEmacs, in Scheme using RScheme's objects;
Take a look at MIT Scheme's Edwin editor. It is a very accurate clone of
GNU Emacs, developed just a few offices away from Stallman's office at MIT.
It is written entirely in Scheme, except for a few primitives written in C,
and has a much nicer, functional (in the technical sense) programming
interface than Emacs. It is free -- not GPLed, but under a very
nonrestrictive license. The major thing it lacks that GNU Emacs has is a
huge library of packages. At one point, there was even a graduate student
working on automatic translation of Emacs Lisp to Scheme for Edwin.
Edwin would make an excellent starting point for such a project.