Speed of text editors on 808x platform
sdc695 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 27 12:23:03 CDT 2007
All this talk of editors on PCs got me to thinking of my favorite:
It was a clone of the EDT used under RSX-11(-M). Pretty faithful as well. It
had problems with the keypad, being that the '+' took up two key spaces (as
opposed to the standard VT-100 keypad), but overall it was nice. It even
worked on old XT's and scrolled pretty fast. If you happened to do large
Cut/Pastes it took some time as it swapped out the buffers to temp disk files.
I still use the editor to this day after first using it in the 80's. The old
keypad layout is pretty ingrained in my mind.
EDT (on RSX-11) was my first screen editor, so I guess you get used to your
'first'. Unfortunately, vi seems everywhere, and as everyone knows knowledge
of vi is almost mandatory for any person using Unix (Linux) (even today).
Thankfully I haven't succumbed to emacs (and hopefully never will, even as the
spell checker wants to capitalize the first letter!).
tsw at johana.com
No need to miss a message. Get email on-the-go
with Yahoo! Mail for Mobile. Get started.
More information about the cctalk