Could Emacs be rewritten in Python?

Aahz aahz at
Tue Apr 8 15:20:10 CEST 2003

In article <mailman.1049776891.5548.python-list at>,
Sean 'Shaleh' Perry  <shalehperry at> wrote:
>and it is.  However the reason most of the emacs modes, vim syntax
>definitions, etc all don't quite work is they are regex based.  To
>really get where the structure editor needs to be would require a
>parser for each item type.  Not a trivial task.

That's why we're using Python.  ;-)
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

This is Python.  We don't care much about theory, except where it intersects 
with useful practice.  --Aahz,, 2/4/2002

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