Subject: Re: Common Lisp interpretation by emacs
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/03/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Christopher R. Barry
| Most people that complain that they want a CL-Emacs haven't really
| said what they'd do with it or what applications they'd develop for it
| that they won't make for our current Emacs.  Yes, having Gnus be able
| to poll multiple servers simultaneously would be nice.  Is that all???

  what I have wanted that can't be done in the current Emacs are:

1 an Emacs server that talks to several Emacs clients that don't interfere
  (such as one process per X window/Emacs frame).

2 file-system server processes in user space which serve Emacs clients with
  network-optimal fragments of files on remote and local hosts alike, such
  that you can edit files with the native privileges of several users.

3 integration via foreign function interfaces to other code on the system.
  (there is now an Emacs with some dynamic loading support.)