Suddenly I fell like I'm in a TECO support group ;)
I have my own implementations of TECO - both on UNIX and MSDOS (of all
things). They both do colorization of structured programming, something
that preceded EMACs colorization by a few years.
I always wondered if my released MSDOS version of TECO gave people ideas.
When did EMACS start coloring things? I started it in my TECO as of
around 1984-1985 - it supported it in text strings, parentheses, etc.
From my MSDOS version, showing some MASM code:
The structured macros were inspired by Bruce Maier's structured macros
he did for MACRO-10 on TOPS-10 in the mid to late 70's.
On 11/15/2017 2:01 PM, Clem Cole wrote:
On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Bakul Shah <bakul(a)bitblocks.com
Tom Almy's version,
I'd forgotten Tom was a teco guy. I'm not sure what happened too
it, but at some point Tom and I got the RT11 version (which was in
Macro-11 assembler) running in V7 @ Tektronix before we had vi. Tom
was the biggest user at that point. I was running something Phil Karn
had brought to CMU from Cornell (and I took to Tektronix) called
'fred' (friendly ed) which had compiled in terminal support. Fred
supported glass tty's; which is why I liked it even though I knew teco
& emacs from my 10's days. Mark Bales came up from Berkeley later
that summer and brought 1BSD/2BSD with him (that's when I learned csh
and reprogrammed my fingers to the current rom configuration).
Gosling Emacs for UNIX does not show up until we started running Vaxen
and had the address space, so at the time it was ed, fred, vi, teco on