I know that pointing out a text editor for Linux is a fairly pointless exercise. But any time I can find one that’s not a member of the canonical 1,800-strong list of text editors in the wild, I pretend I’m a red hot sportsman.
yzis is not on that list, which either shows that the list is slipping out of date, or that there is a certain measure of futility in attempting to catalog the entire length and breadth of text editors available. Sort of like building a blog-and-or-index of text-based software for Linux. It’s just madness. 🙄
As you can see, yzis takes its cues from vim, with a status bar arrangement, command or edit modes, some syntax coloring and similar commands — like
It does have its own take on a lot of other things, like popup window boxes, bolded text by default, and the addition of color here or there. And I noticed that its method of tab completion seems a little different from vim.
So if you are familiar with vim but want a little more feedback from your text editor, yzis might intrigue you. On the other hand, if you’re a vim purist, yzis will probably make you grind your teeth. There’s just enough that’s different that it will probably offend your sensibilities. 😕
For me, yzis is neither here nor there. I use vim every day, but I hold it in about as much esteem as a dirty spoon: It’s not my favorite tool, but if I have to, I can scratch my ear with the handle. vim is no Messiah of the Text Editors for me, so yzis is just a curious deviation.
And I’ve seen plenty of those before. 😉
P.S.: Supposedly there is a QT interface for yzis, but I didn’t try it. You go first. 😯