Idea: a commandline editor that doesn't go fullscreen by default

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$ edit myfile.txt
some lines here
$ keep going ...

lmao this just ed 🤣🤣🤣🥲

Ok this is actually a good idea though, possible names: fjord, or fj for short, looks cool and short name ez to type, or jot which is short and descriptive. Ok jot is already a unix command.

Let's give this a go.

(side note: would be nice to have a script to automatically sync all my sourcehut repositories)

I made a c example to get a character, but it doesn't work with C-a for example:

#include <stdio.h>

int main() {
  int ch = getchar();
  printf("ch is %c", ch);
  return 0;

For python people seem to recommend the readchar library. I got it with poetry but can't seem to import it.

(side note: fish completions for poetry are broken, seem to have nested single quotes without escaping)

Ok so I started on this with python, and spent a while trying to get that library to import with poetry. Now I'm thinking about how that library is probably full of junk I don't really need and how it might be a good idea to cut down on dependencies. Perhaps even use a compile language like c or rust or go to build a binary. I've been meaning to wrap my head around rust, could help with my ambition to build a browser.

Still I might as well build a prototype in python, it'd be way faster...