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

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.