Old versions of Emacs

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Fri Oct 21 07:07:04 CDT 2016

Noel Chiappa writes:
> > Emacs in 1983 would have been Gosling Emacs, I guess.
> Prior to that one, someone else at BBN (whose name I have forgotten,
> alas) did an Emacs intended for PDP-11's running Unix. It wasn't
> programmable (the way 'real' Emacs is), perhaps because there was not
> enough room for that on a PDP-11.

Sounds vaguely like MicroEMACS by Dave Conroy, but I suppose this is
something else?  Unix V6 you say?  Was it BBN PEN by David Barach, David
Taenzer, and Robert Wells?

> I should have that on my MIT-CSR backup tapes, but if you're
> interested in a copy, it will be a while before I can excavate it

Yes, I am!  I don't think I can take on every single variation of Emacs,
but a version this early is interesting.

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