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Re: elit.el, a listing generator in the spirit of "@"
One-letter commands? Wow, TECO really sounds like a lightweight language!
http://www.pdc.kth.se/~jas/retro/retromuseum.html has an implementation.
Maybe this language is due for a revival.
Back to the future,
> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 12:01:53 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Guy Steele - Sun Microsystems Labs <Guy.Steele@sun.com>
> Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 17:26:44 -0500
> From: Trevis Rothwell <email@example.com>
> To: Guy Steele - Sun Microsystems Labs <Guy.Steele@sun.com>
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: elit.el, a listing generator in the spirit of "@"
> I might be asking for a very bright flash of the obvious, but why was
> this program called @ ?
> Before @ was a standalone program, it was part of TECO,
> the text editor widely used at MIT. In MIT TECO syntax
> (which used many single-character commands), the command
> to produce an "assembly listing" of a file was the
> character "@".