Re: Suitable text editor [NOT word processor] or workaround?
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:01:19 -0400
- From: rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Suitable text editor [NOT word processor] or workaround?
On Thursday, March 16, 2017 09:47:31 AM tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Your hunch isn't completely wrong. From Emac's wikipedia page:
> The original EMACS was written in 1976 by David A. Moon and
> Guy L. Steele, Jr. as a set of Editor MACroS for the TECO
> editor. It was inspired by the ideas of the TECO-macro editors
> TECMAC and TMACS.
> The most popular, and most ported, version of Emacs is GNU Emacs,
> which was created by Richard Stallman for the GNU Project.
> XEmacs is a variant that branched from GNU Emacs in 1991. Both
> GNU Emacs and XEmacs use Emacs Lisp and are for the most part
> compatible with each other.
> Of course, when I say affectionately "Emacs" here, I'm thinking of
> GNU Emacs. And it has evolved... a bit since then.
> (And, BTW. you could do much worse than having Stefan around here ;-)
> Try it. You'll be overwhelmed. But you'll like it, promised.
Must be my day to write to lists...
Well, I did, and I didn't ;-) That was on the order of 15 years ago.
Problems that I can remember centered around fonts, font sizes, readability,
and compatibility with my past experiences (which, by that time in my life,
were mostly Dos / Window editors--in particular, I loved (I think the name was
qedit--if there is a qedit now on Linux, I think it is something different than
And, indeed, I might be misremembering the name. It was a shareware editor,
and one of the few shareware programs I kept using (and paid for).