Re: [dev] Is there a text editor following the UNIX philosophy?

From: craekz <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2022 13:26:21 +0100

On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 11:47:56AM +0000, Daniel Littlewood wrote:
> It seems to me like the obvious alternative workflow would be, rather
> than to have a single monolithic program for the general job of
> "editing text" (which is really lots of jobs pretending to be one),
> one might have a program for syntax highlighting, a program for
> completion, a facility for dispatching text to shell commands, and so
> on. On the more extreme end one could even imagine separating the jobs
> of navigating through a buffer (i.e. a pager) from the editing of
> text. Obviously that's not a complete idea by itself, or I wouldn't be
> asking for suggestions.
Acme is pretty close to what you describe.

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