Re: [dev] Plain text editor that sucks less - an alternative to VIM?

From: Silvan Jegen <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:37:04 +0200

On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 01:24:58PM +0200, patrick295767 patrick295767 wrote:
> Hello,
> For many years I have been looking for a lightweight alternative to VIM.
> (sthg else than Emacs, elvis, nano,... and all the billion of text editor).

I think there are three alternatives whose features and size are comparable:

1. vi, which is much lighter but less featured
2. ed, the editor
3. neovim[1] which is a reboot of VIM aimed at making it more "modern".
   I actually think the project doesn't look too bad. The reason for that
   is that the original VIM code just looks so horrible...

> What about some dos - like editors running on Linux/Bsd,... *nix?
> ( Having windowed-look: )

I don't really see the point of editors that use a terminal-based,
clickable UI. If you want that, you can just use a regular-GUI-based
editor like gedit, kate etc.

There is acme[2] for plan9 as well. In my opinion it depends on the
mouse too much but some people seem to swear by it.



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