[Haskell-cafe] Re: IDE?
jeanphilippe.bernardy at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 15:39:40 EDT 2007
Claus Reinke <claus.reinke <at> talk21.com> writes:
> This was followed by Ermacs, a concurrent
> Emacs clone written completely in Erlang. Ermacs
> is fairly complete – it has major modes for
> Erlang and Scheme programming, a built-in Erlang
> shell, and support for efficiently editing large
> files. However, once the core editor was complete,
> it was obvious that GNU Emacs has an incredibly
> large set of wonderful features, and that extending
> Ermacs to include “enough” of them was
> completely out of the question.
> The lessons learned from Ermacs lead to Distel,..
> how is Yi going to avoid that trap?
Here's the plan for world domination:
* Many features are going to be written/replicated as haskell libraries anyway,
for usage as independent libraries.
* Make sure gluing code is relatively easy
I frankly suspect that haskell is a lot more powerful than erlang, and therefore
it will be way easier to write code for Yi than Ermacs.
For example, Ben Moseley has written a rudimentary Dired mode for Yi in about a
week (I think), with no prior knowledge of Yi. The module is now 347 lines long
(including blanks and comments)
Also, I suspect haskell will become more popular than erlang, and the
contributions to the respective editor of choice proportional.
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