The first code file I ever edited was a BASIC program from a programmers mag onto my TRS-80. (sure there
are many badges of honor but this is where my story begins). A little later on I was using
edlin on an
IBM 5150. (hater’s gonna hate but that’s the first model number I remember but it was the first IBM PC
with dual floppies and no CD-ROM).
edlinto code IBM’s BASIC, Fortran and COBOL.
I do not have a complete understanding of the history of console text editors but the one truth I have:
vim seems to be a fork of vi and vi is almost forgotten.
I just some tweaking with midnight commander. It’s a filemanager with an editor but nothing special. Honorable mention goes to pico, nano, joe, jim, jed and maybe a few others I do not recall.
While I happen to like syntax highlighting and some more IDE functions it’s not really important for the technology pandemic… ah thought I forgot… NOPE.
micro editor is not bad but it is incomplete. It’s written in
go and the code is almost easy to
read but there are others.