Speed of text editors on 808x platform

Jim Leonard trixter at oldskool.org
Tue Mar 27 03:28:58 CDT 2007

dave06a at dunfield.com wrote:
>> My own editor that I've used for over 25 years, is like TERSE, small 
>> and originally hosted on an 8080 CP/M.  It's 11K, but has things such 
>> as shell out, capture output, variable indent and shortcut language-
>> element keys (e.g., type Alt-M and you get a complete "int main(int 
>> argc, char *argv[]) {  };" sequence).    One of these days, I'm going 
>> to add long filename support.  Every once in awhile, I try someone 
>> else's but I always return to my own.  They'll probably bury a copy 
>> of it with my mortal remains.
> I'm the same way - my editor started back in my Altair days (in 8080
> assembly language), then got ported to 6809 assembly for my 6809
> system, and finally ended up in C, where it routinely gets recompiled
> for whatever system I happen to be wanting to use. It's small, simple,
> powerful enough for my purposes and most importantly - it's the same
> no matter what platform I'm using - I've also tried other,more fancy/
> powerful tools - but I too always come back home.

Since I admire the both of you, it looks like I'm going to have to 
follow in your footsteps and write my own editor :-)
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