[TUHS] PWB contributions
Mary Ann Horton
mah at mhorton.net
Tue Nov 10 08:12:42 AEST 2015
My recollection matches Clem's - I was there and I thought Eric wrote "more".
Dan was definitely there and he might have done the first version, but
I don't recall that. I do recall the story about MIT, and I sure that
ITS was the inspiration. And I recall Eric noting the space bar was
the "next page" key (as opposed to Return which other programs
expected) because it's the biggest key on the keyboard.
I can't take credit for pulling libtermcap (originally libtermlib) out
of vi, Bill Joy had already done that before I took on vi and termcap.
Quoting Clem cole <clemc at ccc.com>:
> Interesting. If I run Into Eric any time soon I'll have to ask him.
> As I recall I don't remember Dan's version but I do remember Eric's.
> Nor do I remember Geoff hacking on it. Plus if you look at the CSRG
> db from Kirk, the DB shows Eric as the creator. What's more Dan's
> name is not in the man page - Eric's is.
> I wonder if this is a case where Dan wrote something specific for
> the ADM's and the 11s and Eric did something similar more general
> around the sametime. FWIW: Eric had always claimed to me that he
> wrote it and it is my memory that I got the sources from him for our
> systems in the CAD group in Cory hall (and have never had a reason
> to doubt him in that claim).
> I do remember more(1) was was one of the first programs that used
> Hortons termcap library that he had pulled out of joy's vi and
> greatly enhanced. (Ken) Arnold then took it and created curses (for
> Rogue actually).
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