OK, so the thing about today’s hackers is that they’re often strikingly funny.

So even if you don’t care about javascript or emacs, much less javascript *and* emacs, you should go read “Steve Yegge’s discussion of implementing javascript in emacs lisp”:http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2008/11/ejacs-javascript-interpreter-for-emacs.html because all of the digressions and other silliness are sure to make you laugh.

I mean, here’s Steve discussing the name:

bq. In that blog I mentioned I was working nights part-time (among other things) on a JavaScript interpreter for Emacs, written entirely in Emacs Lisp. I also said I didn’t have a name for it. A commenter named Andrew Barry suggested that I should not call it Ejacs, and the name stuck.

“Via”:http://jwz.livejournal.com/965656.html (who has his own history with Emacs)