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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 11. The emacs Editor

IN THIS CHAPTER

History

Tutorial: Getting Started with emacs

Basic Editing Commands

Online Help

Advanced Editing Topics

Language-Sensitive Editing

emacs and the X Window System

Resources for emacs

In 1956 the Lisp (List processing) language was developed at MIT by John McCarthy. In its original conception, Lisp had only a few scalar (called atomic) data types and only one data structure (page 1463): a list. Lists could contain atomic data or perhaps other lists. Lisp supported recursion and nonnumeric data (exciting concepts in those FORTRAN and COBOL days) and, in the Cambridge culture at least, was once the favored implementation language. Richard Stallman and Guy Steele were part of this MIT Lisp culture, and in 1975 ...

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