VDE - WordStar clone for DOS, written in Assembler
Author: Eric Meyer Homepages: http://sites.google.com/site/vdeeditor/ http://short.stop.home.att.net/vde/vde.htm (Down - 02/28/2009)* http://www.punky.com/vde/ (404 - 07/14/12) Family: MsDosEditors TinyEditors WordStarFamily CPMEditorFamily Platform: CP/M, DOS, also runs under OS/2 and all MS Windows License: Freeware Screenshot:
As quoted from short.stop.home.att.net/vde/vde.htm
VDE uses a modified and improved WordStar command set. (The SUE editor has a similar command set.) VDE can "edit files around 70-80k as a single unit," while "larger files will be divided into multiple segments for editing, up to a maximum of around 500k of actual text" (from VDE.TXT, current documentation). VDE will open up to eight files at the same time, and can open two windows into the same or different files. Long File Names are supported under 32-bit Windows.
It is the ONLY editor I've ever used that will compare the text of two buffers without regard to line endings or wrapping. For example, if you have two buffers open with these lines:
VDE will locate the two non-whitespace differences between these two blocks of text ("aid/ais" and "country/country.") Every other text editor I've ever used that has a file-compare mode will match each line as different. If you want to compare two hunks of reformatted text, ignoring line breaks, spacing, and indents, VDE is the way to go. -- EricPement