[TUHS] The size of EMACS, and what hides in kLOCs

Michael Kjörling michael at kjorling.se
Sun Feb 26 22:46:57 AEST 2017


On 26 Feb 2017 07:39 -0500, from jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa):
> I was never happy with the size of EMACS, and it had nothing to do with the
> amount of memory resources used. That big a binary implies a very large amount
> of source, and the more lines of code, the more places for bugs...

But remember; without Emacs, we might never have had _The Cuckoo's
Egg_. Imagine the terror of that loss.

Or not. (Though Stoll's book was one of the things that more or less
introduced me to the idea of operating systems other than DOS/Windows.
I don't remember how many times I borrowed that book from the local
library, but it was probably in the double digits at least. Later I
got my own copy, which I still have.)

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