Unix as a tool forge and how Emacs fits in Unix philosophy

Unix as a tool forge.
Wikipedia1 cites a few different sources on what “Unix Philosophy” is. Peter Salus summarizes it as:
Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface. That second bullet point is my favorite: making composable programs rather than monolithic systems. In this way, Unix is designed to be a forge for easily building new tools.

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