I've been meaning to play with Padre (An Editor/IDE written in Perl) as it has perl extensions and therefore I can do with it, what lisp gurus can do with emacs, without the use of mind-altering drugs or lambda calculus.
This evening, in the space of 90 minutes I was able to add some very basic emacs keybindings, only a handful, and some of them work, while some still have their original bindings, despite using "$self->CmdKeyClear(ord('w'),Wx::wxMOD_ALT());" which should unbind them. Bah.
Anyway, that's enough for now, but it has encouraged me to hack on it some more when I get the chance and to start integrating autodia based tools for generating and creating documentation and code at the click of a mouse.
You can find the results of my efforts at : http://www.aarontrevena.co.uk/opensource/Emacs.pm