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@ 2022-08-15 18:28 Joseph Holsten
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From: Joseph Holsten @ 2022-08-15 18:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hello everyone! I’ve been digging into text editor history, and I found:

“This provided another huge step forward in usability and allowed us to
maintain our modeless approach to screen editing, which was, we feel,
superior to the Vi approach.” from

This makes me want to know em’s history outside the usual precursor-to-vi narrative. Does anyone know much about the timeline of em from 1971 (QMC Unix installation) to 1976 (Intro to W M Joy @ UCB)? And does anyone know of developments to it after 1976-04-29? That’s the last date within text in the files. (Also grumble grumble broken touch feature detection in that shar, which indicates last mod of 1996-02-18).

Anyone other than Coulouris used em in the last 45 years?
Joseph Holsten

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