For realz, this text editor is fully featured and really responsive in 75Kb of space running on a 33Mhz CPU. What the heck are we even doing with modern computers?
@kelbot To answer your question: trying to make everything look pretty. We do live in an age of style over substance.
On a related note, remember Wordperfect? I loved this thing because it didn't hide formatting tags behind an obfuscated later of unpredictable abstraction.
You added an italics formatting, you saw the text colored differently. Sure, it wasn't Wysigyg, but I'll be damned if it wasn't predictable and memory efficient.
It ran under DOS. 640K RAM.
@kelbot I used to use a text editor called Tempus on the Atari ST. It could load a file thousands of lines long and smooth scroll it, flicker free, at 640x400x72Hz -- with custom font support. On an 8MHz 68000.
(Granted, it was written in assembler, but still...)
@kelbot @theruran that’s funny, I said almost the exact same thing last night: https://merveilles.town/@amatecha/106985577415865280
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