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Since uppercase letters are a small part of text bandwidth, I use them as control characters. The caps-as-meta editor project applies this idea to a text editor. The main benefit is nearly modeless editting, there are no separate text-entry and command modes.
Feature-creep long ago forced me to have a Meta-key to get more than 26 commands. This editor is a little dangerous as I am always tweaking the commands to try to get the most utility out of the least number of commands. (And expect in the future that 'V' will not be the key to move the cursor to the top of the document. )

Be warned, the source compiles with the Diet Library (to under 70K), using read() and write() instead of fread() and fwrite().

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  • no mouse inputting to distract you
  • terminal interface works in X-window or root screen
  • repeat-me robot for repetitious editting
  • macros for conditional and multi-stage repetitious editting
  • text buffer memory pre-allocated
  • execve /xcq/ls or other binaries that you put in /xcq


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