word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)
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Fri Jul 8 13:42:56 CDT 2016
On 07/08/2016 11:19 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> There are or were lots of odd editors for the PC. IBM E was one --
> apparently it's quite like some mainframe tool. Came with PC-DOS and
> was... strange.
Originally, PC-DOS had only EDLIN, which, amazingly, was *less* powerful
than CP/M ED.
"E" in PC DOS didn't come about until version 6.3 or so. By then, MS
had their EDIT editor which was intimately tied into QuickBASIC.
Before that, when I typed "E" on my old PC systems, I get the Semware
editor--a very nice tool. I purchased it, but rarely used it.
Another good DOS editor was VEDIT, which, IIRC, was also offered for the
I still don't like *nix vi to this very day.
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