The "Software Tools" books used very simple arrays of characters
to manage the text buffers for their version of 'ed'. Those books
are worth reading in any case. :-)
"David C. Brock" <dbrock(a)computerhistory.org> wrote:
All of the great discussion on this list about editors
has made me curious about the data structures used in the various Unix editors.
I found a great discussion of this for sam in Rob Pike’s publication “The Text Editor
I’d like to read similar discussions of the data structures for ed, em, ex/vi. If anyone
has suggestions of references, they would be very welcome!
Similarly, if there are any pointers to references on some other data structures in
editors like TECO, QED and E, I’d welcome them as well.
All the best,
David C. Brock
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