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

From: M Farkas-Dyck <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:35:20 -0500

On 29/06/2014, Dimitris Papastamos <> wrote:
> 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.

The deeper problem here is that emulating a typewriter loses.

> 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.

I use this. Yep, it's quite rough. I have some local modifications,
some which I shall post here.
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