[holy ruby programmers batman!] Fwd: [ utilitybelt-Patches-17735 ] Support for clipboard, google, s3 and pastie on Linux with KDE

Giles Bowkett gilesb at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 13:50:33 EST 2008

Hey, the bus scheme guy is on my Twitter. I'll see what I can find.

Making it part of UB - well, UB can already incorporate arbitrary text
editors and execute arbitrary Ruby, so it's well on its way to being a
Ruby emacs, might as well close the loop.

(muahahahaha etc.)

On 2/4/08, Tim Connor <timocratic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2008 7:57 AM, Giles Bowkett <gilesb at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > As an aside, I had a pretty wicked idea, which is that instead of
> > > > building a Lisp interpreter into Utility Belt, it might be more fun
> > > > (but probably also a lot more work) to build an Arc interpreter
> > > > instead.
> > >
> > > Silly question I'm sure, but... why?
> >
> > It's not necessarily a silly question, per se, but I have to admit it
> > makes no sense to me at all. I think the only answer I can give is
> > "because."
> >
> > Probably a moot question, though, as I looked into it and it really
> > requires an awful lot of work. As far as I can tell the easiest way to
> > do it is to cook up Ruby DL bindings to C for MzScheme, but that would
> > fundamentally separate the Ruby and Lisp/Arc interpreters.
> I think the question is less why do it than why would it be part of
> UB.  Also, I think I may have mentioned this before but some of the
> caboose people are working on a Scheme.  Google around, but I think
> this is the gitwbe for it:
> http://git.caboo.se/?p=bus_scheme.git;a=summary
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