Subject: Re: Lisp is alive, was "Re: Common LISP: The Next Generation"
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1996/09/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.dylan,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

[Tim Olson]

|   It's my impression that the original Gosling EMACS was implemented in
|   TECO (Text Editor and COrrector) as a set of macros (EMACS stands for
|   Editor MACroS).
|   GNU EMACS, written by Richard Stallman, was the first to implement
|   EMACS on a "LISP substrate".

it's the other way around.  AI Memo 555 of 1981-10-02 is the Emacs Manual
for Twenex Users by Richard M. Stallman.  this is the TECO-based Emacs.  I
used it for a few years, myself, until they (the evil "they") retired the
DECsystem-20.  a few years later, I used a Gosling-derived Emacs on PRIME

those who do not know Lisp are doomed to reimplement it