Subject: Re: loading Emacs-Lisp into CL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/02/23
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Mike McDonald)
| Wouldn't it be easier to implement the byte code interpreter and just run
| the .elc files instead?

  for this particular case, it would, but the byte code interpreter calls
  out to functions all the time, and you would need to implement almost
  everything anyway.  the byte code is also more incompatible between the
  various versions of Emacs than the source is.  not that it isn't a good
  idea, but it would probably cause a lot more work than you think to get
  it right everywhere.