What If Python Replaced Elisp?

Moshe Zadka moshez at math.huji.ac.il
Fri Mar 10 22:20:24 CET 2000


On Fri, 10 Mar 2000, Grant Edwards wrote:

> One might argue that it would be hard to come up with a
> portable, network-transparent windowing system that was much
> simpler than X11

Yes, but that argument wouldn't hold water: NeWS was such a system. The
only reason that it didn't kick X11's butt was that Sun was making the
same mistakes it makes today with Java while the good boys at MIT were
throwing out reference implementations to the public domain.

Sun employees will usually tell you it's DEC and other companies evil
politics: don't buy this. Sun were stupid, the world lost a good window
system.

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Moshe Zadka <mzadka at geocities.com>. 
http://www.oreilly.com/news/prescod_0300.html





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