Could Emacs be rewritten in Python?

Michael Hudson mwh at
Mon Apr 14 09:58:29 CEST 2003

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
it?  It seems unfeasible syntactically, for starters.


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    years ago.                     -- Nick Mathewson, comp.lang.python

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