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.