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AndersG
January 30th, 2017, 02:33 AM
I guess there has been some developments in the last 35 years? Any suggestions for a tiny editor on CP/M? Right now I use what I have on Linux and Windows and crosscompile with http://www.z80cpu.eu/projects/78-data-articles/projects/76-mdz80

krebizfan
January 30th, 2017, 03:53 AM
How tiny do you want? I don't know of any text editor for CP/M-80 worked on since 1990 but you might want to try ZDE which is a spinoff from VDE which became a beefier editor for DOS. https://sites.google.com/site/vdeeditor/Home/vde-files

glitch
January 30th, 2017, 04:57 AM
I forget if I typically use VDE or VEDIT on CP/M-80. You can also use WordStar in plaintext mode, if you like WordStar.

AndersG
January 30th, 2017, 04:58 AM
Thanks! Will check it out!

Chuck(G)
January 30th, 2017, 08:21 AM
Check out the SIMTEL20 CP/M library on archive.org. There's a whole bunch of editors there. There may even be a copy of MINCE there, if you're of the emacs persuasion.

SteveH
January 30th, 2017, 08:33 AM
I'd agree with Wordstar (my preference). Maybe not the smallest but easy to configure for most terminal types.

AndersG
February 11th, 2017, 11:39 PM
@SteveH

That site is for CP/M 86.

I have been trying to dig out a working copy of WS, but the ones I have found so far are either locked to a machine, say Kaypro or have unsynced files, ie complains that wsmsgs.ovl is the wrong version....

1944GPW
February 12th, 2017, 01:05 AM
A long time ago I used to keep Turbo Pascal on my Uni coursework 8" CP/M diskettes. The entire IDE was monolithic, but I recall it was only about 35Kb total so it was ideal for editing documents and COBOL assignments, apart from its built-in Pascal. It used the WordStar keys but was a lot leaner then WordStar, and super fast. I really loved it and I'd still recommend it today.

Looks like its here at http://techtinkering.com/2013/03/05/turbo-pascal-a-great-choice-for-programming-under-cpm/

cluttered
February 12th, 2017, 02:05 AM
When I'm coding on CP/M (as opposed to cross-compiling), I use ZDE. There's a LBR file of it at http://www.classiccmp.org/cpmarchives/cpm/Software/WalnutCD/cpm/editor/zde16.lbr

AndersG
February 12th, 2017, 02:33 AM
Thanks, will check out. Meanwhile did I find a functional copy here: http://www.classiccmp.org/cpmarchives/cpm/Miscellany/Editors/WordStar/WordStar%20Suite/WS30.ZIP

KC9UDX
February 12th, 2017, 06:20 AM
A long time ago I used to keep Turbo Pascal on my Uni coursework 8" CP/M diskettes. The entire IDE was monolithic, but I recall it was only about 35Kb total so it was ideal for editing documents and COBOL assignments, apart from its built-in Pascal. It used the WordStar keys but was a lot leaner then WordStar, and super fast. I really loved it and I'd still recommend it today.[/URL]

I'll second this. That was my editor of choice for decades, and I'll still use it unless I'm using the similar HSPascal editor, or my own similar editor.

The early versions even let you customise every single key function. (Which frankly I always thought was a nuisance; for the defaults work very well).

AndersG
February 12th, 2017, 09:46 PM
My personal favourite in the DOS days was the WordPerfect Programmer's editor.