[TUHS] emacs

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Aug 4 10:32:26 AEST 2023

On Thu, Aug 3, 2023, 6:19 PM Adam Thornton <athornton at gmail.com> wrote:

> There are certainly teco implementations for Unix, although I don't know
> if it was ever anyone's default editor anywhere.  Indeed, there are
> multiple implementations: I switched from a C teco implementation to pyteco
> in the Rubin Science Platform JupyterLab implementation (its utility is of
> course dubious, but this is part of both my nefarious plan to make Jupyter
> not merely mean "Julia, Python, and R", but to use that "e" -- and
> reassociate it with the "t" -- by making it mean "Julia, Python, Teco, and
> R", and also to include an easter egg for a fellow project member who is a
> teco fan).
> The first Emacs I used was GNU emacs at already version...16 or
> something?  In 1989, on ... I don't remember what the main system I used at
> the UT Austin Chaos Lab was, actually; we had an SGI Iris, but that wasn't
> the machine I did my editing on.  But by 1989 it was certainly
> well-available and established.

We used some stripped down emacs in 1985 on the vax 11/750 running 4.2bsd.
 I built micro emacs for my DEC Rainbow under MS-DOS in the same time


On Thu, Aug 3, 2023 at 5:04 PM Will Senn <will.senn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As a longtime user and lover of ed/ex/vi, I don't know much about emacs,
>> but lately I've been using it more (as it seems like any self-respecting
>> lisper, has to at least have a passing acquaintance with it). I recently
>> went off and got MACLISP running in ITS. As part of that exploration, I
>> used EMACS, but not just any old emacs, emacs in it's first incarnation as
>> a set of TECO macros. To me, it just seemed like EMACS. I won't bore you
>> with the details - imagine lots of control and escape sequences, many of
>> which are the same today as then. This was late 70's stuff.
>> My question for the group is - when did emacs arrive in unix and was it a
>> full fledged text editor when it came or was it sitting on top of some
>> other subssystem in unix? Was TECO ever on unix?
>> Will
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