PDP 11/73 on the Internet

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jun 6 14:04:46 CDT 2009

On Jun 6, 2009, at 2:10 PM, Kirn Gill wrote:
> And no, that's not going to motivate me to write a better editor. I
> don't know how. If I did, I would have already done it and the holy
> Emacs vs. Vi war would have been over, both sides having both lost.

   Emacs won that war ages ago. ;)    [dave dives for cover]

   But seriously...Editors are usually complex, but they don't always  
have to be.  I've done a lot of work with CamelForth on Z80 (I have  
two homebrew SBCs running it) and have added mass storage support to  
it.  In support of that, I needed an editor.  I wrote a very basic  
full-screen editor in Z80 assembler.  I must emphasize that it is  
VERY basic, and it is very much tied to Forth system usage, but the  
assembler source file is only 728 lines long.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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