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Re: GNU Emacs release dates

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: GNU Emacs release dates
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 06:25:09 -0500
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On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 02:56:01AM -0600, Ben Wing wrote:
> In the early
> 1980's it was rewritten in C as a collaboration between Richard
> M. Stallman (RMS) and James Gosling (the creator of Java); its extension
> language was known as @dfn{Mocklisp}.  This version of Emacs-in-C formed
> the basis for the early versions of GNU Emacs and also for Gosling's
> Unipress Emacs, a commercial product.  Because of bad blood between the
> two over the issue of commercialism, RMS pretty much disowned this
> collaboration, referring to it as "Gosling Emacs".

AFAIK, Gosmacs was solely due to James Gosling (though of course its UI was
modelled on the original Emacs), and only later did RMS adapt some of its
redisplay and buffer-handling code for use in early verions of GNU Emacs.

We are all lying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-Oscar Wilde

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