[TUHS] Emacs on v7

Adam Thornton athornton at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 13:02:59 AEST 2023

LCML is not open to physical visitors but a couple days ago, someone posted
on Mastodon about misspiggy and you can ssh
misspiggy at tty.livingcomputers.org and it works, so....

On Thu, Aug 24, 2023 at 5:19 PM Jim Geist <velocityboy at gmail.com> wrote:

> misspiggy? Is LCML back open?
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2023 at 5:26 PM Adam Thornton <athornton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I finally got an Emacs running on v7--it's on misspiggy at LCML now as
>> "ue".
>> It's Microemacs 3.6; what I did was to clone
>> https://github.com/troglobit/MicroEMACS and check out the first commit.
>> Some experimentation later, it had the usual problem with v7 and DEC
>> linkers that not all the function names (er, more generally exported
>> symbols, but in this case, function names) were unique in the first 7
>> characters (which is 6 if you're working with DEC OSes).  So a bit of sed
>> later and I had something that built, linked, and appears to run with
>> TERM=vt100 set.
>> Arrow keys, naturally, don't work, but C-b, C-f, C-p, C-n do.
>> I think I'm going to just make a GH repo of it, but I'm happy to send the
>> tarball, or tar.uue, upon request.  I find UUCP kinda fragile on my simh
>> installation, and I don't know how to get to Miss Piggy's (although the
>> uucp commands are there), so, well, uuencoding, a pasteboard buffer,
>> iTerm2's "Paste Slowly", and cat will work as a file transfer mechanism.
>> Adam
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