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Introducing: Lispkit
posted on 2014-08-15 23:47:08

Lispkit is a recent project I've started. It's a browser, based on WebKit, written and configured in Common Lisp.

The project is still very young, but in true Lisp fashion I was able to accomplish a sizeable portion of the basic functionality.

Why does this project need to exist?

Personally, I prefer keyboard-driven environments. I also prefer configuration formats which are code and not key/value pairs. My preferred version of editor brain-damage is of the emacs flavour. These requirments meant that I could use Conkeror or Luakit. There may be more out there, but that's all I found out when I was looking.

The problem with Conkeror I found is that, having the configuration format in Javascript meant that a lot of advanced scripting was out of the question because of the low-quality of the language. Similarly, Lua is an uninteresting language for me.

Luakit though, seems to be far more advanced and has a lot more users behind it than does Conkeror, so I may fire it up to pinch ideas.

The aim with Lispkit is to have a browser which defers to a well-known and well-tested implementation of the actual "browsery" portions of the application, rendering, javascript sandboxing, etc. and deal with the other fun stuff.

So, the aim really is to have an emacs-like browser. SLIME connections are a must, on-the-fly editing of configuration, M-x apropos command style searching, ido-style completion, packages, the works. That's the plan anyway. However, at this point, chromium is still my daily driver.

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