Subject: Re: Emacs and CL (was Re: More LispOS talk (was Re: Lisp subverts the world (was Re: ints vs fixnums (was Re: Java ... (was Re: ... (was Re: ...))))))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/03/01
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Bruno Haible)
| In a talk, four months ago, RMS mentioned plans to replace the Lisp
| engine in GNU Emacs with another one. He ruled out Common Lisp as "too
| big" and favoured Scheme. I told him about ISO ISLisp and that it is much
| smaller than Common Lisp, yet has all the good properties. His answer was
| (more or less) that he's already decided for Scheme.

  the irony is that his Scheme (i.e., GUILE) is much larger than CLISP, and
  is taking on the size of larger Common Lisp implementations very quickly,
  especially in memory consumption.  well, that's what you get for using a
  small language.