Breeze - modern/experimental modal CLI text editor

#1

I love Vim, I recently started using Kakoune and enjoy it too. But I guess I grew inspired and opinionated enough to see that one can do even better.

I’m working on Breeze - a modern/experimental modal CLI text editor. It is in Rust, and explicit goal includes compiling to WebAssembly.

Breeze is not ready for end users yet, but a lot of stuff is already implemented: enough to demonstrate and experiment with a vision: How would you implement modal text editor. Can you do better than Vim/Kakoune?

Text editors are a funny and rewarding things to hack on, so I’m hopping that someone interested might join me.

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#2

Agreed, this looks promising, and would like to contribute to it. Have you looked at Xi, by the way?

#3

Of course. Very well known Rust project. However it’s focused on something that is not interesting to me at all. A lot of complex machinery to enable stuff like efficiently editing gigabyte files - I have no use for this. I’m only interested in simple, small editor for source files: re-inventing CLI text editor UX and making modal text edition even more of a breeze than it is with Vim (or Kakoune).

I’d also want the breeze text editor to achive reusability through being a library, and not a server.

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