Could Emacs be rewritten in Python?

Alexander Schmolck a.schmolck at
Mon Apr 14 15:25:48 CEST 2003

Michael Hudson <mwh at> writes:

> Paul Foley <see at below.invalid> writes:
> > [It should do that for lexical variables, too...conflating binding and
> > assignment the way Python does is a major design error, but it's too
> > late to fix it now]
> I'm unconvinced about the "major"... but anyway: how would *you* do

So am I, but...

> it?  It seems unfeasible syntactically, for starters.

... what's wrong with e.g:

def bar():
   # declares locals, similar to ``global``
   var a,b,c = 3
   x = 3 # error
   a = 4 # OK


def bar():
   let x=3, y=4:
     print x, y # OK
   x, y # ERROR



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