[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.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
/goz'maks/ Gosling Emacs. The first Emacs implementation in
C, predating but now largely eclipsed by GNUEmacs.
Originally freeware; a commercial version is now modestly
popular as UniPress Emacs. The author (James Gosling) went
on to invent NeWS.