Could Emacs be rewritten in Python?

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Tue Apr 8 13:07:57 CEST 2003

>>>>> Ian Bicking <ianb at> (IB) wrote:

IB> On Mon, 2003-04-07 at 21:41, Greg Ewing (using wrote:
>> Ian Bicking wrote:
>> > Given a novel form of input device, perhaps there's something to what
>> > he's trying to do.  I'm skeptical, though.
>> Foot pedals. Hold down the Search pedal and type away.
>> Maybe one of those car-racing-game accessories could
>> be used to prototype this...?

IB> There are foot pedals that map to things like Shift, for use by people
IB> with RSI.  Little expensive ($50?  Maybe $100...), but easy to get
IB> started with otherwise.

Of course `foot pedal' is doublespeak. `pedal' implies `foot'.
That said, an organ pedal would give you a tremendous amount of control :=)
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
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