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

From: Dimitris Papastamos <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:58:03 +0100

On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 05:43:36PM +0300, Aapo Vienamo wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 03:00:32PM +0300, Dimitris Zervas wrote:
> > I think that a new text editor must be created, with text interface (and maybe GUI later).

> No, the current situation with terminals and terminal emulators is
> full of suck and there already many editors utilizing it. As discussed
> on this mailing list in the past, curses sucks, as does implementing
> something that really is a GUI by abusing character displays.

Terminal I/O is no easy task. The tty layer in UNIX systems is
a messy area.

Using curses is pretty much the only option and the most sensible.
There's a small lib for text programming[0] but at the moment is in
its infancy. Some people have mentioned termobox[1] to me but I
have never looked at it.

BTW, we have sandy[2] too, which admittedly needs some more love.

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