Subject: Re: Emacs 20.7, problems with float support (was: Re: IEEE FP on VAX? [was Re: Trouble by compiling/configuring Perl5 on NetBSD-1.5])
To: Sebastian Marius Kirsch <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/06/2001 14:57:16
On Sat, 6 Jan 2001, Sebastian Marius Kirsch wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 02:55:38AM -0500, Lord Isildur wrote:
> > emacs needing ieee math? emacs _used_ to be able to run native on the VAX 
> > without trouble... aside from sun 68k's, vax was probably the first thing 
> > emacs ran on under UNIX.. 
> Not exactly IEEE floats, but some kind of float. Emacs 20.7 won't build
> out of the box on my vax:

GNU-Emacs got into the hand of PC-weenies along the way. ESC ESC was
remapped to abort instead of eval-expression. Argh!
GNU-Emacs is nowadays a sick creature. Maybe someone should grab the
original EMACS and port it...


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