Could Emacs be rewritten in Python?

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) ckea25d02 at sneakemail.com
Tue Apr 8 07:20:58 CEST 2003


Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> 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.

No, but it would be a much better foundation to build
this stuff on, I think.

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Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
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