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> I'd rather read up on the JVM which is frankly more powerful and interesting than the Elisp interpretor.

Would it be possible to implement Elisp on top of the JVM? I mean in a way, so Emacs can use it instead of its own VM in a backward compatible way, while at the same time allowing programming Emacs in other JVM languages.




Trivially, but there's enough C code in places you wouldn't expect that you would never get Emacs running doing just that.


I meant that the C code in emacs stays as is. And if it calls to the elisp part then those calls should be replaced of course with calls to the JVM via JNI.




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