I sort of find it depressing that TECO is considered a “pathological” language. I have quite a few collected scripts that use TECO on VMS, available as EDIT/TECO, but of course I usually default to using Vim on OpenVMS these days, but previously used EDT, LSE, and Vile.
I’d argue that while TECO is absolutely a “write-only” languages and writing new TECO scripts an anti-pattern, I’ve certainly seen seen worse - usually in the form of long “evolved” regular expressions or APL code.
https://github.com/rhaberkorn/sciteco is the most modern and updated fork of Video TECO, and would be analogous to Vim in comparison to classic vi.
Always neat to see someone still referring to VMS as a live and kicking operating system :) I miss the DEATHROW VMS cluster. Gave me a chance to play with VMS.
As do I! Truth is that VMS is alive and kicking! Logging into GEIN is a sorely missed daily ritual, actually.
I eagerly await the new VSI release and announcement of licensing terms for 9.
Still disappointed that typing my name into TECO fails to do anything interesting :)