I used pmate in my early DOS years (1982-83) eventually switching back to
vi when it was available. That might have been the MKS (Mortice Kern
I have a copy of pmate but its two or three files are tangled up on a disk
image with some unrelated .com files. When I can sort them out and find the
cheat sheet, I'll make them available.
On Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 2:46 AM Steve Malikoff via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
In the late eighties I used to use E, an editor
developed internally at
IBM. My dad had retired from there by then but got it from
ex-colleagues. I see you can get it from here now
Already mentioned is Brief, I still have the light green box on the shelf.
This was ultra customisable but like many, just used it as-is.
A super compact and snappy editor was the one built into Turbo Pascal.
IIRC it used WordStar bindings. It was so compact on CP/M that I
kept the whole integrated editor/Pascal compiler on my 8" floppies just
for editing my COBOL assignments, later on using the DOS version
in Turbo C / C++.
I also used WordStar on those OSs and I'm sure lots of you will fondly
remember the LIST viewer by Vernon Buerg. I loved that program.