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the “Emacs problem” a microcosmic example
let’s fix this
oh yeah! let’s! and it can have spaceships!
and lasers for eyes!
and bullet teeth!
and it should be written in org-mode!
Everything should be Emacs
yeah yeah. obvious.
but it’s NOTHING like emacswiki source files.
WHO’S GOING TO CONVERT THAT?
WHICH PEOPLE? AGGGHHHHHH
The John McCarthy Memorial Creole Parser
also The John Wiegley Memorial Zombie Day <- cool conference “in joke”
creole.el is a Creole implementation written when John Mac died
a creole is a combinatorial language
as opposed to a pidgin which is just combinatorial words
WikiCreole is a creole designed by committee
committee’s have a long history with Lisp. So Why Not?
scary chatroulette story
lack of clothes
the interesting version of the c10k problem
async fixes this
and oh wow I can write this in Emacs.
we have the parts now
Elnode even has a wiki
but Nic doesn’t do it. He’s too cool for school and too lazy to maintain.
The man from New Zealand
no one knows why he’s called that
he just is
he steps up and volunteers and writes the
AIDALGOL IS AMAZEBALLS AWESOME
Will it be fast enough?
scaling with Elnode
we just make lots of Emacs daemons and shovel data to them.
EmacsWiki is stateless so that’s
But why? syntax highlighting
EmacsWiki doesn’t have syntax highlighting…
… but ElWiki does
But why? emacs lisp in the page
EmacsWiki has plugins… but EmacsWiki has lisp in the page
But why? federation
The EmacsWiki is just a git repo
we can push it around
if we can host the code in your Emacs…
… we can have the wiki engine push and pull it
and retain control over the formatting
really easy to contribute
we can make it
But why? documentation!
once we’ve made it really easy to contribute…
… we can put more data in there
But why? packages!
Different federations could be package sources
So this could finally be an awesome Emacs driven hypertext system
let’s do it!
one more thing.
can we use org-mode?