[TUHS] TECO was: Re: basic tools / Universal Unix
krewat at kilonet.net
Thu Nov 16 06:25:32 AEST 2017
It's always interesting how parallel development happens with certain
I certainly had no exposure to EMACS at the time I came up with the
idea, nor the rest of this community you describe.
I'm not sure I like vim's coloring, actually. I find myself having to
search for a nonexistent string just to get rid of it's highlighting of
a search string.
On 11/15/2017 3:19 PM, Clem Cole wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net
> <mailto:krewat at kilonet.net>> wrote:
> When did EMACS start coloring things?
> I'm fairly sure, Gosling EMACS could do color by '83 when we had it
> on the Masscomp systems. Cantrell's Teco was a year or two later
> always support color in some manner, because was a graphics guy at
> Masscomp (and DEC before that).
> I'm dating this by, the fact I had left Berkeley by then. PC or one
> of the HW folks had written a set of EMACS macro's to emulate VMS's
> EDT for the ex-DEC HW guys which used color. The MIT contingent was
> all EMACS, but we switched to Zimmerman's EMACS when we hired Steve I
> want to say in 84 or 85. I remember there was some heartache because
> Zimmerman EMACS was very close to ITS EMACS and preferred by the
> ex-MIT folks (unlike Gosling EMACS). But the color stuff for EDT
> broke and there was complaining from the HW folks. [Andy Tannenbaum,
> Eric Ginger and I were the die hard ed/vi folks - which in those days
> was BW - to this day even with vim, I still rarely use colors with
> that editor].
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