Re: Oldest version of TECO with source?

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jmfb...@aol.com

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Jun 1, 2006, 4:51:50 AM6/1/06
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In article <70at729tmuoocpdm1...@4ax.com>,
Brian Inglis <Brian....@SystematicSW.Invalid> wrote:
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>[added alt.lang.teco]

It's been a very long time since the last post showed up
in this one. :-)

/BAH

Rich Alderson

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Jun 1, 2006, 2:31:39 PM6/1/06
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Brian Inglis <Brian....@SystematicSW.Invalid> writes:

> On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 08:54:40 GMT in alt.folklore.computers, Brian
> Inglis <Brian....@SystematicSW.Invalid> wrote:

>> Rich Alderson maintains MIT TECO EMACS (v. 170), so may have an old version.

No, just the latest three or four.

>> [added alt.lang.teco]

> Some files dating from 1975-77:
> ftp://ftp.its.os.org/its/ai/_teco_.tgz
> ftp://ftp.its.os.org/its/mc/_teco_.tgz

These are far from the earliest TECO, having undergone 10 years' development
beyond the July 1965 PDP-6 TECO described in MIT AILab memo 81 (available from
the CSAIL archives at MIT at http://www.ai.mit.edu/research/publications/).

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doug.qu...@gmail.com

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Jun 5, 2006, 6:15:19 PM6/5/06
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Rich Alderson wrote:
> Brian Inglis <Brian....@SystematicSW.Invalid> writes:
>
> > On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 08:54:40 GMT in alt.folklore.computers, Brian
> > Inglis <Brian....@SystematicSW.Invalid> wrote:
>
> >> Rich Alderson maintains MIT TECO EMACS (v. 170), so may have an old version.
>
> No, just the latest three or four.
>
> >> [added alt.lang.teco]
>
> > Some files dating from 1975-77:
> > ftp://ftp.its.os.org/its/ai/_teco_.tgz
> > ftp://ftp.its.os.org/its/mc/_teco_.tgz
>
> These are far from the earliest TECO, having undergone 10 years' development
> beyond the July 1965 PDP-6 TECO described in MIT AILab memo 81 (available from
> the CSAIL archives at MIT at http://www.ai.mit.edu/research/publications/).

Did Project MAC (best known product:Multics) borrow TECO from CTSS?

The Multics version seems to have been written (ported?) by Richard H.
Gumpertz; the earliest remarks from the PL/I source code:

01/23/71 at 0300 by RHG to add the G, :I, X, VW, and ? commands
earlier changes by RHG went unrecorded.

-dq

Larry Kilgallen

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Jun 5, 2006, 10:45:34 PM6/5/06
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> Did Project MAC (best known product:Multics) borrow TECO from CTSS?

Dan Murphy wrote the original (Tape Editor and COrrector) for the PDP-1
which was contemporaneous with CTSS.

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