[TUHS] vi in cooked mode?

Bakul Shah bakul at iitbombay.org
Sat Nov 5 13:44:22 AEST 2022

Wordstar came out in 1978, BDS C in 1979. MINCE was written in BDS C
so it probably didn't come with BDS C (but BDS C came with MINCE)!

In 1981/82 I ported Gosling Emacs to the Fortune box. It was slow
as molasses. My memory is that was due to it using bitfields, for
which our C compiler produced pretty bad code. But I didn't really
investigate it in any detail. In contrast vi & e (Rand editor as
further hacked on by Dave Yost) were so much better, especially on
a 60 line Ann Arbor Ambassador. 

> On Nov 4, 2022, at 7:31 PM, Rich Salz <rich.salz at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't recall BDS C having an editor but I could be wrong. They pushed Mark of the Unicorn's MINCE (mince is not complete emacs) and scribble, a scribe mini-clone. BDS was a one man shop, it stood for brain-damaged software.
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2022, 9:40 PM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 04, 2022 at 06:25:03PM -0700, Bakul Shah wrote:
> > On Nov 4, 2022, at 6:02 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > I also got a little corrupted by whatever editor came with BDS C
> > 
> > I think that was wordstar. I had to retrain my fingers when I
> > switched to vi! I used SOS, edt(?) on Tops-10, edit(?) on CMS,
> > teco (on ITS), wordstar (on CP/M), ed, vi, rand editor, acme.
> > Now I stick to nvi & acme. And cat for small programs/files.
> I used wordstar but I think BDS C had their own thing.  Wordstar 
> was different.
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