Jonathan Corbet

On the radar: shrinking the Emacs C core

Another one of those "I'm Eric Raymond and I'm here to help you" moments:

He showed up on the Emacs list wanting to thrash up much of the core editor code for some secret project that he didn't want to tell anybody about... the reaction was about as might have been expected. It did, though, kick off an extensive discussion on how much of the editor should be implemented in Lisp and whether moving C code to Lisp makes sense.