DOS/Win3.X Text Editors

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Fri Feb 4 01:55:24 2005

On Sat, 5 Feb 2005, river wrote:

> My xasm programs are all DOS based, so I can move them to the Win3.x machine. I use the Context Text Editor (which I find to be very good), but it's for Win9.x systems. So, I am looking for a good programmers text editor for Win3.1/DOS. I can dig up my old SPFPC disks and run that, but I am wondering if anyone here knows of a good, powerful, mouse-driven editor that will run on Win3.x/DOS.

There's a vi (or vim) for windows, and I'm fairly certain there's
one for DOS. Not too bad. vi is a bit ugly, but it's small, very
widely used (available on every unix/linux machine, ever) and
while obtuse, easy enough to learn the basics.

Everyone's got their favorite editor, the biggest fanatical base I
know of is the emacs crowd. emacs contains an entire lisp
interpreter and will do just about anything (read mail, manage
files, ...) but it's a bit ponderous.

I decided to become one with vi simply because it is available
on literally every (current) machine. In the CP/M and DOS days I used
a highly customized PMATE, and it was a nightmare for me to use
any machine but my own. I swore I'd never do that again.
Received on Fri Feb 04 2005 - 01:55:24 GMT

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