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XEmacs Home Page for Ben Wing

This is the XEmacs home page for Ben Wing, one of the developers of XEmacs.

Since September 1992, I've worked on XEmacs as a contractor for various companies and more recently as an unpaid volunteer.

Alas, life has not been good to me recently. This former San Francisco "Mission Critter" developed insidious hand and neck problems after a brief stint working on a Java-based VRML toolkit for the now defunct Dimension X, and I was forced to quit working. I was exiled first to "Stroller Valley" and later all the way to Tucson, Arizona, and for two years was almost completely disabled due to pain. More recently I have fought my way back with loads and loads of narcotic painkillers, and after a stint as an art student at the University of Arizona I'm currently a Ph.D. student in linguistics at the University of Texas, Austin.

My personal home page is at http://www.666.com/ben/.

Contributions to XEmacs:

I am the largest code contributor to XEmacs, and the architect of many of the features that distinguish XEmacs from GNU Emacs and other Emacs versions. My main contributions to XEmacs include rewriting large parts of the internals and the gory Xt/Xlib interfacing, adding the Mule (international) support, improving the MS Windows support, adding many GUI features to XEmacs, architecting the device-abstraction and specifier code, writing most of the XEmacs Internals Manual and the XEmacs-specific parts of the XEmacs Lisp Reference Manual, synching a great deal of code with GNU Emacs, and being a general nuisance ... er, brainstormer for many of the new features of XEmacs.


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