[TUHS] UK written UNIX line editor in early 80s?

Adam Sampson ats at offog.org
Fri Apr 14 06:35:42 AEST 2017


Steve Mynott <steve.mynott at gmail.com> writes:

> In the autumn of 1984 as an undergrad at Durham University [...] a
> strange line editor [...] it seemed to resemble ex.  I think I was
> told it was written in the UK [...]

ECCE, maybe? This originated at Edinburgh in the late 60s and was ported
to all sorts of languages and platforms. See the DCS archive for many
versions (including several Unix ports with mid-80s dates) and manuals:

http://history.dcs.ed.ac.uk/archive/apps/ecce/

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Adam Sampson <ats at offog.org>                         <http://offog.org/>


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