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    The editor that comes with MS C 6.0A is OK and can probably be massaged to run TASM instead of MASM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    If it's simple you're after, you might also consider Dave Dunfield's DDSIDE that he supplied with his Micro-C package.
    Thanks. Let me try it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeathAdderSF View Post
    I use "MS-DOS Editor" (edit.com) that comes right along with DOS. Always have, always will. I even use it to hand-code my websites, making sure to include its name in the "generator" tag of the HTML.
    One of the good things about MS-DOS editor is that it handles both Windows and Linux line breaks just fine. Too bad Microsoft never updates it to support long file names and removes it in 64-bit of Windows.

    I still can't get used to Vim and Emacs. Too counter-intuitive for me - it's easy to get confused between command mode and edit mode. On Linux/Unix, my favorite editor is still Nano If there's a need to make complicated changes, I download the file to my computer, edit using a modern GUI editor, and upload it back

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    MS-DOS Editor 2.0 (shipped with Windows 95 and onward) supports long filenames. You will need a LFN driver if you are using an older version of DOS.

    NTVDM doesn't (and can't) exist in 64-bit Windows, so that's why it's removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdanh2002 View Post
    I still can't get used to Vim and Emacs. Too counter-intuitive for me - it's easy to get confused between command mode and edit mode. On Linux/Unix, my favorite editor is still Nano If there's a need to make complicated changes, I download the file to my computer, edit using a modern GUI editor, and upload it back
    vi and emacs make more sense when you use them on a terminal that has no function keys, no cursor movement keys, and no numeric keypad. Try to imagine making an editor for a video terminal that has only typewriter keys plus an Enter key, a Control key and an Escape key. Those are the design constraints that vi and emacs had to work within.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdanh2002 View Post
    One of the good things about MS-DOS editor is that it handles both Windows and Linux line breaks just fine. Too bad Microsoft never updates it to support long file names and removes it in 64-bit of Windows.
    I use vDosPlus on my 64-bit Windows to run MS-DOS Editor. It's more convenient than using DOSBox.
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    I agree that it's very nice and has a much better default font than DOSBox but I don't see it being any more convenient. I use ProGammaX as a DOSBox frontend and it makes everything a one click operation which is about convenient as it gets.
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