Re: OT editors (was: Another view on analysis and ER)

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 16:11:58 GMT
Message-ID: <inz6j.259$va7.214_at_trndny08>

"Roy Hann" <specially_at_processed.almost.meat> wrote in message
> "David Cressey" <> wrote in message
> news:v5v6j.400$ki7.14_at_trndny06...
> >
> > The only versions of vi that I have been exposed to were outrageously
> > primitive when compared to the text editors of VAX/VMS from a quarter of
> > century ago. And EMACS looks like its even more sophisticated than
> Having started out in the era of punched cards and paper tape I guess
> I am excessively forgiving of anything that is recognizably an editor. On
> the other hand I have used a very large number of editors on everything
> mainframes to the most capable PCs and everything in between so I can
> legitimately claim to know what I'm talking about.

Well, I actually go back to paper tape as well. And, if you want go back that far, my all time favorite was TECO. TECO was really a string oriented programming language, made to look like a text editor. The people who built EMACS got some of their ideas from TECO.

The only reason I didn't mention TECO up front is that it wasn't WYSIWYG. You had to actually display stuff to see what you were going to get. The WSIWYG editors were a step forward from TECO for me, even if they were a little less sophisiticated. Received on Sat Dec 08 2007 - 17:11:58 CET

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