Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?
Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Sun Nov 30 22:53:40 CST 2014
On Nov 30, 2014 6:10 PM, "Jacob Ritorto" <jacob.ritorto at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, but troff is too hard. I need something at least like emacs. Or
> preferably like wordstar. Guess I need to check out this LEX-11.
Hm, that's an interesting statement. Troff is much like LaTeX: a markup
language for formatting. Emacs is an editor that doesn't give a wet slap
about formatting beyond basic line structure. I use Emacs to write and
LaTeX to produce layout.
But neither Emacs (originally EMACS, "eight megabytes and continuously
swapping") nor LaTeX is ever going to run on a PDP-11. I'm not familiar
with LEX-11, but why not get a PDP-8 and run WPS-8? :-)
Just what is it you're trying to accomplish? The phrase "I need something
like..." leads me to think you have a particular goal in mind, and if we
knew what that was it might help us offer suggestions. Cheers -- Ian
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