[TUHS] Fwd: Origins and life of the pg pager

Mary Ann Horton mah at mhorton.net
Tue Jun 16 00:15:03 AEST 2020

Hmm. Clem has a far richer recollection than I do. I don't recall Dan's 
version, but I defer to Clem.

I do have a vague recollection of a program called cr3 intended to mimic 
the tty driver thing. Perhaps that was Dan's version.

I note that my 4.1BSD manual more(1) says the author is "Eric 
Shienbrood, minor revisions by John Foderaro and Geoffrey Peck."

On 6/15/20 6:56 AM, Clem Cole wrote:
>     Wikipedia says "more" was written by Daniel Halbert and expanded
>     by EricShienbrood and Geoff Peck.
> I also believe that is partially true and Mary Ann is actually correct 
> in the provenance.
> I think Eric arrived later than Dan (maybe a year later), but was also 
> ex-MIT, and he too had used/seen --MORE-- on ITS as Dan had.  But I 
> was under the impression Eric started over. Then a few years after 
> Eric, Geoff worked with Eric's sources to add a few features. As for 
> starting over/hacking on the program from Dan's original code base, 
> it's hard to call that one, as  I recall that Dan's version was not 
> much more than a hack on to cat(1). i.e. the original version was 
> pretty simple, and I don't remember that it 'knew' about the type of 
> terminal being used, get info from TERMCAP /et al/.
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