[FoRK] DEC in the past; was Re: What do you think of my

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Fri Jul 26 07:08:16 PDT 2013


On 7/26/2013 1:35 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> On 7/25/13 1:14 PM, Marty Halvorson wrote:
>> Stephen Williams wrote:
>> "The VAX was awful in just about every way."
>>
>> I worked for DEC for 12 years starting in 1980.  VAX wasn't 
>> terrible.  All you really needed was a good programmable editor which 
>> came with VAX VMS and all was 
>
> EDT?  It was nothing compared to the 3-4 alternative versions of Emacs 
> I was using on Unix systems at the time.  The keypad editing wasn't 
> that great, gold etc.
> I never saw anything better on Vaxen, but I was doing embedded machine 
> control, so I didn't spend much time on the Vax. 

Not EDT, but TPU. Although at the time I preferred emacs (naturally).

- Joe



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