[TUHS] TECO was: Re: basic tools / Universal Unix

Arthur Krewat 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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