"They used a manual [...] which showed how to extend , but didn't say it was a . So the , who believed they couldn't do programming, weren't scared off. They read the manual, discovered they could do useful things and they learned to program."

@publicvoit Do you know any speech where RS explains why Emacs uses Elisp instead of another language?

@amastodonuser Well, it's part of the talk that I linked. Not in great detail but it is definitely mentioned.

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