:GOSMACS: /goz'maks/ n. [contraction of `Gosling EMACS'] The first EMACS in-C implementation, predating but now largely eclipsed by GNUMACS Originally freeware; a commercial version was modestly popular as `UniPress EMACS' during the 1980s. The author, James Gosling, went on to invent NeWS and the programming language Java; the latter earned him demigod status.

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