Re: Updated: ed-1.6-1
Lee D. Rothstein <l1ee057 <at> veritech.com>
2012-04-26 08:38:45 GMT
Long ago (circa 1979), and far away (Ball Labs, CO), I wrote a
text retrieval system in 'ed'. Shortly thereafter, I started
I later replaced 'ed' in the retrieval system with 'ex' and awk. (I
always disliked 'vi' -- the visual editor-wannabe.)
Before that, circa 1975, I used a programmable forms letter
system, called 'fed' on a pre-BSD (PDP 11-45?, at NASA Ames) that
used 'ed' for a very flexible form letter system, that I used to
get my job at Bell Labs.
Now, I use TextPad. Nice, but all but dead, and only single
platform -- Windows -- and missing some key features.
BTW, 'ed' is not, by far, the worst editor that I ever used.
'edlin' was worse, by far, 'and 'Inted' on the HP 21MX, was the
Also, 'learn', a very clever computer learning system for UNIX
(TM -- some damn bunch of ganiff lawyers ) and the shell
(Bourne), by Kernighan, was based, in part, on 'ed'.
'ed' -- long may it wave[r].
On 4/23/2012 9:33 PM, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> Christopher Faylor wrote on April 23, 2012 7:17 PM
>> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 06:44:23PM -0400, Buchbinder, Barry