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History of incremental searching

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: History of incremental searching
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 12:42:48 +0000
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Just out of curiosity, does anybody here know the how, when, where and by
whom of incremental searching?

When was it invented, and in which product?  Did it arise first in Emacs?
Whose idea was it?

I think it is a truly remarkable idea, surely worthy  of a p***nt (please
excuse my language here) if any software idea is.

Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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