[TUHS] Origin year of BSD csh?

Joerg Schilling schily at schily.net
Tue Jun 28 00:58:09 AEST 2016


Sven Mascheck <mascheck at in-ulm.de> wrote:

>   "Originally the idea of adding command line editing to ksh was
>    rejected in the hope that line editing would move into the terminal
>    driver. However, when it became clear that this was not likely to
>    happen soon, both line editing modes were integrated into ksh and
>    made optional so that they could be disabled on systems that provided
>    editing as part of the terminal interface."
>
> I believe it's a real pity that it hasn't been implemented in terminal
> drivers in general.
>
> Or do I overlook possible disadvantages?  What could be downsides,
> apart from possibly inconsistent behaviour across systems?

It was in the terminal driver from VMS ;-)

In Summer 1984, I noticed that this feature worked in a similar way as my test 
implementation from 1982 and then worked on an integrated implementation for 
"bsh" at H. Berthold AG. The person that helped me in 1984 was Peter Teuchert.

Jörg

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