OT: Editor like CygnusEd on Amiga

Rick Stevens rstevens at vitalstream.com
Fri May 20 21:03:15 UTC 2005

Ben Steeves wrote:
> On 5/19/05, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt.tmp0501.nospam at arcor.de> wrote:
>>On Wed, 18 May 2005 23:01:56 +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
>>>Hi everybody,
>>>I am watching the list for some time now, but this is the first time I open a
>>>topic. And it turned out to be off-topic... :-))
>>>Short version:
>>>Can anyone give me a recommendation about an editor that is as close as
>>>possible (by look, feel and function) to the famous Cygnus Editor from the
>>>old Amiga days?
> I used to love CygnusEd on the Amiga and it was the one program I
> really, really missed for a long time after I bid farewell to my
> A3000T.  I eventually discovered vim and gvim, and haven't looked
> back.  The learning curve is painful at first but the power is
> undeniable.
> Of course, a person's choice of editor can elicit responses of a
> fervor not even matched by the most lively religous debate... :-)

Oh, yes.  Who can forget the old Mac/AmigaDOS/Windows OS wars and the
legal wrangling over who had the copyrights/patents for the window
metaphor (of course, Xerox PARC released it to the public domain long
before any of these guys got hold of it--always was a bit of a specious
argument to me).

This thread caused me to wax nostalgic and wander out into the storeroom
at home to look at my old computer stash.  And Lo!  Before my eyes were
my beloved Amigas: A500, A600, A1000, A2000B, A3000 and an A3000T.  I
also gazed wistfully at my Altair 8800, IMSAI 8080, Processor Tech
SOL-20 and Poly-88.  Digging deeper found my old MicroVAX-1000e, my
LSI-11/73 and several old VT-100s and VT-220s.

Ah, memories!  (cough, hack!)  And lots of dust!  :-D
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