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Re: GNU Emacs release dates

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU Emacs release dates
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 13:25:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> 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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