Jan 182019

Back in 1979, Bernard Greenberg wrote a long document about Emacs on Multics. If you’re interested in the history of Emacs and how it evolved, you’ll probably enjoy reading through the document. It’s fairly long and detailed but all that detail is revealing. It’s hard today to appreciate how difficult it was to implement Emacs—or any video editor—on a large mainframe like the H6000 system that Multics ran on. The problem was that the hardware…

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