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QED (text editor)

QED is a line-oriented computer text editor that was developed by Butler Lampson and L. Peter Deutsch for the Berkeley Timesharing System running on the SDS 940. It was implemented by L. Peter Deutsch and Dana Angluin between 1965 and 1966.

QED (for "quick editor") addressed teleprinter usage, but systems "for CRT displays [were] not considered, since many of their design considerations [were] quite different." Ken Thompson later wrote a version for CTSS; this version was notable for introducing regular expressions. Thompson rewrote QED in BCPL for Multics. The Multics version was ported to the GE-600 system used at Bell Labs in the late 1960s under GECOS and later GCOS after Honeywell took over GE's computer business. The GECOS-GCOS port used I/O routines written by A. W. Winklehoff. Dennis Ritchie, Ken Thompson and Brian Kernighan wrote the QED manuals used at Bell Labs. Given that the authors were the primary developers of the Unix operating system, it is natural that QED had a strong influence on the classic UNIX text editors ed, sed and their descendants such as ex and sam, and more distantly AWK and Perl.

A version of QED named FRED (Friendly Editor) was written at the University of Waterloo for Honeywell systems by Peter Fraser. A University of Toronto team consisting of Tom Duff, Rob Pike, Hugh Redelmeier, and David Tilbrook implemented a version of QED that runs on UNIX; David Tilbrook later included QED as part of his QEF tool set.

QED was also used as a character-oriented editor on the Norwegian-made Norsk Data systems, first Nord TSS then Sintran III. It was implemented for the Nord-1 computer in 1971 by Bo Lewendal who after working with Deutsch and Lampson at Project Genie and at the Berkeley Computer Corporation, had taken a job with Norsk Data (and who developed the Nord TSS later in 1971).

QED (play)

QED is a play by American playwright Peter Parnell which chronicles (part of) a day in the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. It presents scenes from a day in Feynman's life, less than two years before his death, interweaving many strands from Feynman's biography, from the Manhattan project to the Challenger disaster inquiry to more personal topics such as the death of Feynman's wife and his own fight with cancer. The play, which grew out of a collaboration between Parnell, actor Alan Alda and director Gordon Davidson, premiered in 2001. The original production was performed first at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and, from late 2001 to mid-2002, on Broadway, directed by Davidson and starring Alda as Feynman.

QED (band)

QED were an Australian New Wave trio, whose lead singer, Jenny Morris, went on to achieve commercial success as a solo artist. The band had a top twenty hit single, "Everywhere I Go", on the Australian Kent Music Report in 1983.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

QED

QED \QED.\ (k[=u]"[=e]*d[=e]"), n. Quantum electrodynamics. [abbrev.]

QED

QED \Q.E.D\, QED \QED\(k[=u]"[=e]*d[=e]"), interj. [From Latin, quod erat demonstrandum, i.e. which was demonstrated.] Which was demonstrated; -- a phrase used after the conclusion of some line of reasoning, especially in mathematical or logical proofs. [abbrev.]

QED

QED \Q.E.D\, QED \QED\(k[=u]"[=e]*d[=e]"), interj. [From Latin, quod erat demonstrandum, i.e. which was demonstrated.] Which was demonstrated; -- a phrase used after the conclusion of some line of reasoning, especially in mathematical or logical proofs. [abbrev.]

Wiktionary

qed

alt. quod erat demonstrandum (Latin ''what had to be proved'' or ''what was to be demonstrated''). interj. quod erat demonstrandum (Latin ''what had to be proved'' or ''what was to be demonstrated''). n. quantum electrodynamics.

Usage examples of "qed".

To Loo-Macklin, QED represented the industrywide base he'd been trying to acquire for some time.