Our text editors are amazing pieces of software development, but I've never
liked the extension model of building applications inside the editor. Instead,
I'd like to develop applications in isolation and add support for modal text
editing primitives with a library.

Are there libraries that specialize in adding modal text editing support without
attempting to be full text editor applications? GNU readline comes to mind.

@cstanhope Thanks for the link. At first glance, this looks like the kind of thing I have in mind.

@daremo If you liked the MS-DOS style line-editing commands in applications, I made this a while back: . Dunno if that helps?

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