[TUHS] Un-released/internal/special UNIX versions/ports during the years?
dave at horsfall.org
Wed Mar 1 06:15:22 AEST 2017
On Sun, 26 Feb 2017, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > Another acronym is Esc Meta Alt Ctl Shift...
> Good one!
Somewhere Out There (tm) is a web page full of EMACS acronyms.
> And there was a pretty funny fake Exxx error code - I think it was
> "EMACS - Editor too big"?
"Editor too large"; it was in a list of fake error messages in a Usenix
article. Another was ENOTOBACCO - Read on empty pipe.
> 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... And it makes it harder to understand, for someone working on it
> (to make a change/improvement).
I tried EMACS once (so I couldn't be accused of criticising it without
trying it) and immediately ran back to the comfort of VI.
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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