Author Topic: What is the common ancestor both Slick and Codewright share?  (Read 97 times)

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Ever since I started using Slickedit (many years ago) I have been wondering about the common ancestry of Slick and Codewright.
Both editors (at the time of transition, around when Borland killed Codewright) seemed almost identical in many ways.
Most amazing was the similarity in the macro language.
Perhaps one of the founders of Slick will know the answer?

Just curious.

Dan

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Re: What is the common ancestor both Slick and Codewright share?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 07:12:20 pm »
No common ancestry.  SlickEdit was founded by Clark in 1988.  He did write the E editor at IBM though.  It was the most widely used internal IBM product, and shipped with one version of IBM DOS (I think it was 5.0).  We did have a healthy rivalry with those guys at one point though.