[TUHS] TECO was: Re: basic tools / Universal Unix
clemc at ccc.com
Thu Nov 16 06:19:08 AEST 2017
On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Arthur Krewat <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
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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