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Encyclopedia > Acme (Plan 9)

Acme is a multiwindow editor and shell under the Plan 9 operating system. It was designed and implemented by Rob Pike.

Acme is different from other editing environments in that it acts as a file server under Plan 9. Indeed, Acme can be used as a mail reader: it thus then serves the mail filesystem.

Acme makes use of mouse chording, a deeply integrated feature in the operating system. The user interface design of Acme was influenced by the GUI of the Oberon operating system.

There is an Acme look-a-like called Wily available for Unix platforms.

External links

  • Acme: A User Interface for Programmers (http://plan9.bell_labs.com/sys/doc/acme/acme.html)

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