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Subject: Re: [TUHS] user-level v1
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 00:03:07 -0600	[thread overview]
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No, Bill Joy did vi.  Ken Arnold did curses.  The vi code did all it's
stuff directly with the termlib library calls. (Use The Source, Luke!)
Curses provided a library explicitly for screen oriented stuff that worked
at a higher level.

Mary Anne can and should tell the story of the progression of curses
to System V and terminfo.


Clem cole <> wrote:

> Yes, Ken Arnold did both
> Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 
> > On Sep 15, 2019, at 6:09 PM, Dave Horsfall <> wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, 16 Sep 2019, Warren Toomey wrote:
> > 
> >>> The TUHS archive does not include /usr/src for v1. Does it exist anywhere?
> >> 
> >> We've not been able to find it, no :-(
> > 
> > Speaking of which, I heard that the curses library was simply ripped out of VI and made stand-alone; a rumour goes that the best test suite for curses was the game "rogue" :-)  I still play it from time to time, but cannot get rog-o-matic to compile on the Mac.
> > 
> > -- Dave

  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-16  6:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-15 16:17 Doug McIlroy
2019-09-15 20:11 ` Warren Toomey
2019-09-15 22:09   ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-15 23:15     ` Clem cole
2019-09-16  6:03       ` arnold [this message]
2019-09-16 14:40         ` Clem Cole

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