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posted by janrinok on Friday March 01, @12:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the Browser-freedom dept.

There's a new browser in town: Nyxt. It is free software. It is intended to be modified by the user, perhaps even rewritten. From

Built-in programmability.

Use the built-in REPL to program Nyxt. Run short scripts, and try out new workflows. Everything in Nyxt is fully extensible and modifiable.

It is written in Common Lisp.

Is this the browser we programmers have been waiting for? The one we can modify to our wildest dreams?

[Ed's comment: The linked source is obviously intended to show a potential user how it will work, and in this role it does a reasonable job. But there is not a great deal to explain why they think it is a game changer, or why it will appeal to many users. If it is necessary to use Lisp to extend the browser then perhaps it will not have the impact that they seem to believe it will have. But what do you think? Will it gain a foothold, or simply fade away to be forgotten except perhaps for a few enthusiasts?]

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by driverless on Friday March 01, @08:35AM (2 children)

    by driverless (4770) on Friday March 01, @08:35AM (#1346937)

    The Atlas had drum memory, which can store about 100,000 times more angular momentum than any 10TB hard drive can.

    Kids these days...

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  • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Friday March 01, @08:56AM (1 child)

    by PiMuNu (3823) on Friday March 01, @08:56AM (#1346938)

    That is a lot of storage

    • (Score: 2) by driverless on Friday March 01, @09:14AM

      by driverless (4770) on Friday March 01, @09:14AM (#1346939)

      There's an apocryphal story that a FASTRAND I drum made a US navy ship keel over when they tried to turn it, which is almost certainly an urban legend, but they had serious problems with them trying to tear themselves off their mounting bolts and walk across the floor when they were spun up.