I’m always willing to entertain a text editor, particularly if it has a chance of proving more intuitive than vim, or less obfuscated than emacs.
And ne — the nice editor, as the home page explains the name — does a fantastic job.
Front page instructions, menu-driven, quick and easy-to-read status bar, plenty of settings to customize, UTF support, one-key save-and-quit, macros, multiple document switching, word wrapping, autocompletion, hex editing, and on and on and on. Carlos was right.
You can get up and running with ne in about 20 seconds. More advanced tools like macros or multi-document editing might take another 20 seconds. No really, it is that easy.
And to guide you along your way, not only is there a man page, but also built-in help. And if you need more, there’s an online manual too.
I’ll give it a little longer, and throw it up against jed directly before I make a decision. But from here, there’s only one small thing that ne seems to lack that jed has.