>Now, RMS has certainly designed more than one system, but
>it is possible that much of what he learned from
>the emacs project is no longer of importance in the
>current computing environment---i.e. essentially what Glenn argues.
>Perhaps RMS should consider this (admittedly painful) possibility.
It seems to me that rms's main point was, as Glenn quotes:
RMS> Extensions are often large, complex programs in their own right, and
RMS> the people who write them deserve the same facilities that other
RMS> programmers rely on.
That's not a technology issue but a people issue. He
observes, furthermore, that people *do* already use Tcl and
other extension languages for large and intricate
applications in their own right. I'm not sure how you
intend to refute that -- it seems to me to be a truism.
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