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  • proper noun computing A particular visual or WYSIWYG text editor (first written by Richard Stallman in 1975 but since reimplemented by others in several distinct versions), distinguished by its use of control characters as editing commands, by its lack of distinct "insert" and "edit" modes, and by its featurefulness and extensibility.


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editor macros



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  • "The expansion of one of Emacs' backronyms is Escape, Meta, Alt, Control, Shift, which neatly summarizes most of the modifier keys it uses, only leaving out Super." - 'Editor war' wikipedia page.

    other backronyms
    "Eight Megabytes And Constantly Swapping"
    "EMACS Makes Any Computer Slow"
     "Eventually Munches All Computer Storage"
    "Generally Not Used, Except by Middle-Aged Computer Scientists" 

    March 28, 2015

  • "Editing MACroS" 

    LinuxFest Northwest 2018: Linux Jargon talk.

    April 29, 2018