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Re: Oldest Emacs alive

From: Lars Brinkhoff
Subject: Re: Oldest Emacs alive
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 09:47:58 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman wrote:
>> I don't think there was a TECO package for sending email in 1976. :-)
>> Recall that EMACS just got started earlier that year.
> ISTR that Rmail predated EMACS, and I expect I didn't wait long after
> EMACS was good enough to edit with to arrange to run Rmail in EMACS.

Yes, I see you are right.  I opened EMACS' purified TECO file and indeed
there are references to Rmail: "Temporarily loads up :EJ version of
Rmail and runs in own environment."

Curiosly, there is no M-X extended commands facility in this early
EMACS.  You have to type <ALTMODE> (to get a TECO minibuffer) and then
MM Rmail<ALTMODE><ALTMODE>.  Unfortunately, I don't have the RMAIL file,
so I get ".TECO.;DSK:[RMAX] >   FILE NOT FOUND?"

By the way, if anyone wants to try this, let me know in private email.
Be prepared to compile a SUPDUP client.

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