[TUHS] vi in cooked mode?

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Fri Nov 4 06:27:45 AEST 2022

I should say -- UNIX  (Gosling) EMACS came from CMU ....

On Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 4:26 PM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 3:44 PM Diomidis Spinellis <dds at aueb.gr> wrote:
>> Was I misled?  Was there perhaps a hacked version of vi that worked in this
>> way?
> I think you may be mixing a few stories ... and features ...
> v6 vs v7 PDP-11 vs Vax much less vi vs emacs.
> Some thoughts ...
> 1.) Emacs came from CMU and only a few years later after the Vax had was
> stable (post 4.1BSD)
> 2.) emacs was not so much prohibited as it was slow, it needed megabytes
> of memory -- that was limit.
> 3.) By the time emacs comes on the scene, workstations are showing up, so
> you did not have 20 students on a vax to UCB.
> 4.) Raw mode was a V6 feature for PDP-11, by the time of the Vax the TTY
> was using V7 using CBREAK (1/2 cooked) which still allows canonicalization
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