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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: "Point" vs. "cursor" in documentation
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:32:58 -0400

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  > I had no exposure to ITS and so have no knowledge of its history
  > or the tools that it offered.  Was TECO truly its first editor?

Yes.  PDP-10 TECO came before ITS.

The PDP-10 was an upward-compatible improvement of the PDP-6.
The AI lab first got a PDP-6 and wrote a TECO for it.

The PDP-6 was not suitable for timesharing.  So when it got the
PDP-10, people immediately used TECO on that too, but they also wrote

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
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