DOS/Win3.X Text Editors

From: Jim Leonard <>
Date: Fri Feb 4 11:08:58 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.

It took me a while to find editors that were swift on my old 5150 (I develop on
the actual hardware whenever possible for programming competitions) and I
settled on a vi clone (VIM works but is WAY too slow) and a faster editor that
uses Wordstar keystrokes. They are:

VI: CALVIN or Elvis v1.8 (can't remember which is faster, CALVIN I believe)
other: The Semware Editor Jr. (formerly QEdit). TSEJR has, bar none, the
fastest response on a 4.77MHz 8088 than any other editor with the same number
of features. (There are several tiny editors written in assembly that are just
as fast, but lack features.)

CALVIN is shareware, I believe; Elvis is free; TSEJR is shareware but fully
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