GNU Emacs Humor

April Fool Mail - emacs rewrite

The following is an April fool mail received from RMS. It wasn't actually sent by him, but he found it funny.

From: Richard Stallman
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2006 15:53:20 -0500
Subject: emacs rewrite

After more than 30 years I think it's time to rewrite emacs from scratch.

I would be happy to hear your suggestions about the best language to use.

At the moment I think that Perl would be the best fit, because of its acronym:

Perfect emacs rewriting language.

Reply from RMS

From: Richard Stallman
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 21:08:17 -0400
Subject: Re: emacs rewrite

Someone wrote an April Fool and put my name on it.

It was funny.


The joke on this page was obtained from the FSF's email archives of the GNU Project and submitted by Ramprasad B.

The Free Software Foundation does not claim copyright for this joke.