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Scheme Digest #22

> Forgive my stupidity on this answer - but wasn't EMACS originally written in
> Lisp, like way way back. (i.e. before we were scheme'ing)

EMACS was first written in TECO.  TECO is an editor with a powerful
command language, so powerful that it is a general purpose programming
language.  TECO is distinguished as the language in which optimally-formatted
programs look the most like line noise: the commands are mostly
control-characters with arguments.  Even assembly language, optimally
formatted, is clearly text.

-- Bard