Since vi/vim questions are considered on-topic here, it would seem fair that Emacs questions would be as well. According to the
/emacs tag statistics, we already have a bunch of them, so there's no debate here.
However, what about questions on programming in Emacs Lisp? Not just asking for small code snippets, but about the understanding of the language. Some random topics, for example:
- Variable scopes or closures.
- Data types and type coercion.
- an OOP system on top of elisp.
- Calling Common Lisp in elisp code.
These are pure programming questions. Elisp should be treated like any other language and should be dealt with on StackOverflow.
Programming emacs in Lisp is the correct way of using the editor (in my humble and highly debatable opinion). Allowing questions about emacs but not elisp seems weird and wrong.
We already have an
/elisp tag, although it's not very active.