Apps with other functions, was: Re: Is there a way to post without a fee to newsgroups?

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Tue Sep 18 01:24:20 CDT 2007

On Sep 17, 2007, at 9:59 PM, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>> How about that editor (or rater, originally a set of macros for an
>>> editor) that implements a LISP interpreter, which can be an e-mail
>>> client, news reader, ELIZA, ftp client, play tetris, be an IDE, etc,
>>> etc...
>>> Somewhat older that Netscape.  Caused more flamewars, too.  (Hope  
>>> I'm
>>> not starting one here!!!)
>>   Oooh, yeah...
>>   That block of code would be a great OS if it had a decent text  
>> editor.
> Am I on crack, or do I indeed remember someone having ported vi to  
> emacs?

   Emacs has had several vi emulation modes for a very long time.  At  
least two of those are part of the standard distribution.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL
Farewell Ophelia, 9/22/1991 - 7/25/2007

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