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

From: Weldon Goree <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:06:32 +0530

On 06/29/2014 08:28 PM, Dimitris Papastamos wrote:
> 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.

I don't know... I keep finding myself leaning more and more towards
line editors rather than heads-up editors. I think there's a happy
(at least for me) medium in there somewhere, a slightly more heads
up ed, that I keep occasionally working on. Using stdin and stdout
rather than a tlib also has the benefit of making it much more

That may be a dev/ops difference, though: as an operator my needs
for an editor are a lot different from code guys' needs. (That's
part of why I think the idea of having a single "best" editor is
kind of silly.)

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