[TUHS] Remember the ed thread?

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Tue Mar 30 18:53:40 AEST 2021

Andy Kosela <akosela at andykosela.com> wrote:

> On 3/29/21, arnold at skeeve.com <arnold at skeeve.com> wrote:
> > Andy Kosela <akosela at andykosela.com> wrote:
> >
> >> If ed(1) had cursor positioning and full screen capabilities along
> >> with line oriented editing (similar to Atari 8-bit default editor) it
> >> would be perfect.  I still love it though and use it pretty often.
> >
> > Try out the 'se' editor, see www.se-editor.org.
> Thanks.  It is a nice editor, but it actually resembles ex(1) when
> using visual mode.  Maybe I am missing something but it appears you
> cannot actually use cursor keys to visually edit lines in the upper
> area of the screen in se -- you can only edit cmd line.
> As far as I know there is no editor in the Unix land which gives you
> the ability to work in the ed(1) line oriented mode BUT also allowing
> to freely move cursor keys in all directions.  I gave example of the
> Atari editor[1] which does exactly that.  I believe to accomplish it
> on Unix one would need to hack ed(1) and add ncurses(3) cursor
> positioning.
> --Andy
> [1] https://youtu.be/c9o92l5gupI

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