Why the old text editor “Emacs” is still in my toolbox

First version is from 1985 — software rarely survives that long!

Chances are you never heard of the text editor “Emacs” — especially if you started your career in this millennium.

Emacs icon (left) by Nicolas Petton, Logo (right) by Luis Fernandes (both Wikimedia Commons)

I ventured into programming at around the age of 10. This was in the mid eighties and I first dabbled in BASIC on a…