[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: "Point" vs. "cursor" in documentation

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: "Point" vs. "cursor" in documentation
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:04:17 -0400

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

  > Historical note:  Emacs did not invent this terminology.  When I used
  > TECO commands were explained / defined in terms of "point".  For all I
  > know TECO may in turn have inherited that terminology from even
  > earlier editors (c.f. MIT's ITS or its PDP-1).

ITS, the Incompatible Timesharing System, was not a text editor.
Its text editor was TECO -- the very same TECO on top of which
EMACS was implemented.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]