[TUHS] emacs

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Fri Aug 4 10:49:35 AEST 2023

I have yet to see someone see the stuff I use from BDS C's editor, here is
vi's version:

map # :.,$
map @ :1,.

And from Udi Manber, I watched him do this and said how the heck did you
make that paragraph reformat?

map , !}fmt^M

Sory, not TECO, but editor stuff.  I'll bow out.

On Fri, Aug 04, 2023 at 10:27:52AM +1000, Rob Pike wrote:
> There was a guy in production at Google using Unix TECO as his main editor
> when I joined in 2002. He was astonished that I recognized it, but I had
> used TECO in the early 1970s and, although I had no desire to return to it,
> I did know it well enough to exclaim its presence when watching over his
> shoulder.
> So yes, apologies for not remembering his name, but it was at least one
> person's default editor.
> -rob
> On Fri, Aug 4, 2023 at 10:19???AM 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.
> >
> > 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
> >>
> >

Larry McVoy           Retired to fishing          http://www.mcvoy.com/lm/boat

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