[TUHS] History of m6?

Jon Steinhart jon at fourwinds.com
Thu Nov 14 05:21:44 AEST 2019

Lars Brinkhoff writes:
> Paul Winalski wrote:
> >> The first Emacs was written in TECO.
> > Which is how it got its name, of course.  Emacs = "Editor MACroS".
> So the story goes.  But I'm not sure sure.  In November 1976, the name
> went from ? and ?MACS to E and EMACS.  Maybe "editor" was implied, but
> it doesn't come up in the email conversation.

For what it's worth, I have some vague memory of attending a lunchtime
presentation at BTL in maybe the summer of 72 or 73 on EMACS as TECO
editor macros.


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