Re: [dev] ncurses or ...

From: Dimitris Zervas <>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:33:54 +0200

I concluded, that personally, I prefer TUI for an editor.
System breaks? you have a console (does not support colors etc. but
you have something).
You're over SSH? you have a console.
I want it to be compatible just with the few environments I use.
xterm, st and minor support for ssh and tty and no support for each
and every terminal out there.

A graphical editor just don't feel right to me. I've get used to vim
and I will borrow most keybindings (and modes).

I still don't get why we need fifo for Xlib. Use xlib as-is. fifo is
slow (compared to native implementation) and that's why I asked for a
library, instead of a renderer. In the first place, the renderer
sounded like a really cool idea, but I give it some thought and no, I
don't like it.

You gave me some TUI suggestions, I'll see if any of them suits me (I
think one of them does), or else, I'll make one myself (very
difficult, but I'll try).

I've worked (not a lot, but I have) with WYSIWYG editors and I'll
agree with you that all you get is a complete mess.
The best automation in an editor for me, is autocompletion. It saves
very much time and does not brake the whole world down.
Received on Sat Feb 01 2014 - 18:33:54 CET

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