GNU Emacs release dates
dak at gnu.org
Thu Nov 18 07:25:22 EST 2004
Miles Bader <snogglethorpe at gmail.com> writes:
> Gosmacs certainly didn't borrow any code from the earlier (original)
> emacs, it was an utterly and completely different beast (I spent a
> lot of time perusing both gosmacs and ITS Emacs source code as an
> undergraduate). Even the user-interface was different in many ways
> -- it was mostly the general concepts and most common command
> bindings that were based on ITS emacs.
> The later GNU Emacs in turn borrowed[*] not just some code, but UI
> concepts from gosmacs as well, e.g. the user of ordinary buffers for
> displaying completion and the like instead of using "typeout" like
> ITS Emacs did.
> [*] I suppose it may simply be a case of both "doing the obvious
> thing" though.
Thanks for countering my speculations (which thus have served their
purpose) with some solid facts.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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