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Re: terminal driver hacks

On Thu, 30 Apr 1998, Rich Thomson wrote:

> Does anyone have a canonical list of terminal driver hacks that
> originated at DELTA? 

Dave and I did "Scope Rubouts".  I designed the algorithm, Dave with his
assembly whiz, which he is still doing now, made the modifications.

^R was "Re-type the current line"

^V escapes me.  It may have been the precurssor to DEC's ^R.  "V" was
verify in TECO.


 The "history" mentions ^V, but we can't seem
> to remember what it did. :)  I recall that ^V was a local hack, but
> I can't exactly remember its function... was it some sort of foreground/
> background job control?  I remember Ed Jones telling me about unix
> job control (^Z, ^Y), and I have a vague memory of trying out unix job
> control and thinking I liked DELTA's job control better.
> --
> 					    Rich Thomson
> 					    rthomson@ptc.com