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Sat, 27 Mar 2004

00:00 [zork(~)] cat stallman-lisp-experiences.txt

RMS's Lisp Experiences and the Development of GNU Emacs

There's a new transcript of an RMS LISP talk up on Some choice tidbits:

on TECO:

Actually, there were some rather sophisticated facilities; I think that Lisp got its unwind-protect facility from TECO.

on EMACS LISP features:

I implemented Common Lisp once on the Lisp machine, and I'm not all that happy with it. One thing I don't like terribly much is keyword arguments. They don't seem quite Lispy to me; I'll do it sometimes but I minimize the times when I do that.

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