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.