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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 https://nyxt.atlas.engineer/:

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: 3, Funny) by hendrikboom on Friday March 01, @06:17PM (1 child)

    by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Friday March 01, @06:17PM (#1346993) Homepage Journal

    Same happened to vim.
    It's just a question of which editor you got locked into first, and are still stuck inside.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by DannyB on Friday March 01, @09:11PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday March 01, @09:11PM (#1347013) Journal

    If you are able to start another instance of the shell from within the editor, then all is good happiness, rainbows and unicorns.

    Assuming you know how to exit from your shell, you will be back in the editor. If you can't exit your shell, you can always start another instance of the editor.

    I won't even mention tmux (or screen / scream). (oops, I said I wouldn't mention it)

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