I thought Emacs had its roots with DEC PDP-11 systems running RT-11? DEC had a text editor that they used, and "EMACS" was back then nothing more than a bunch of Editor MACroS. Can't remember the original editor's name, too lazy to Google, and can't be arsed to bother right now.
[#] Tue Mar 13 2018 10:28:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
James Gosling. His implementation of emacs began in 1981, with editor macros written in an embedded subset of LISP.
Stallman eventually turned his nose up at it, as he does with most things, and began GNU Emacs.
[#] Tue Mar 13 2018 14:03:03 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored
He should think twice about that--Emacs is kind of an ungodly mess, UI-wise. But on rare occasions I drop into it because of some function that might not exist (that I know of) elsewhere.
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