Copyright: 1990-9, 2000-3 by Craig A. Finseth
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Emacs Implementations and Literature
Last posted 2003-08-13
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This document provides a partial -- and not comprehensive -- list
of implementations of Emacs-type editors and literature about such
editors. You can help make it more comprehensive by sending me
additional information and/or updates.
This document is also gradually acquiring the role of a repository
of (at least) Emacs-related history. While that subject requires a
book to itself, this document will probably serve until someone
(_not_ me!) writes one.
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To be included in this list:
o A piece of literature should be a book, manual, article, paper,
or something that covers (or mentions) Emacs in particular or
text editing techniques in general. Specifically excluded are
items that are only of interest to non-Emacs users (a book on
"how to use vi") or vendor manuals for Emacs implementations
(as those are implicitly included in the implementations).
Non-vendor (i.e., third party) manuals are included.
o An implementation must either (1) be "advertised" as being an
Emacs-type editor or (2) be extensible and come with an Emacs
command set "mode" already written. Editors that are extensible
but do not come with such a mode (i.e., you have to write it