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Need Windows 3 Text Editor With C Syntax Highlighting

Postby BeginnerGuy » 2017-12-21 @ 19:04

Do any light weight text editors with C syntax highlighting exist for Windows 3? (I'm running WFW 3.11 to be specific). I would prefer it to run in windows so I can read and edit documentation simultaneously. I do all of my compiling with batch files I write while writing the program, so a full blown IDE isn't necessary. I guess worst case I'll upgrade to visual C++ 1.x

Note: I have Turbo C for windows, but I'm using MS C/C++ 7.0 so it's a bit unnecessary. Just looking for something on the order of an early Notepad++

Edit: I feel like there was a thread on this recently with a few solutions, but search isn't turning it up
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Re: Need Windows 3 Text Editor With C Syntax Highlighting

Postby mrau » 2017-12-21 @ 21:50

i believe there was a version of vim for this
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Re: Need Windows 3 Text Editor With C Syntax Highlighting

Postby BeginnerGuy » 2017-12-21 @ 22:10

mrau wrote:i believe there was a version of vim for this


Thanks. Already a bit ahead of you, I found a version that required Win32S but it seems to not have syntax highlighting. I see there was a version for 16 bit win but I can't track it down.

Either way vim is a nice step-up from notepad for me. Just need some highlighting :blush:
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Re: Need Windows 3 Text Editor With C Syntax Highlighting

Postby Jo22 » 2017-12-22 @ 02:15

The most recent versions seems to have been Vim 6.2 for Win16 (patchlevel 232)

Here are a some more links I've found for version 6.x.
Apparently, they still work.

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Vim v6.1
 Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing.
 It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.
 Vim is distributed free as charityware.
 If you find Vim a useful addition to your life please consider helping needy children in Uganda.
 Vim isn't a word processor. Although it can display text with various forms of highlighting and formatting,
 it isn't there to provide WYSIWYG editing of typeset documents. (It is great for editing TeX, though.)
http://www.vim.org/
 for MS DOS & Windows - 3658+2211+483 KB:
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim61.exe
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim61rt.zip
http://www.bulbous.freeserve.co.uk/gvim16.zip
 GUIs - 635+690+638 kB:
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim61.zip
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim61ole.zip
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim61_s.zip
 DOS executables - 287+630 KB:
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim61d16.zip
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim61d32.zip
 Windows console version - 534 KB:
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim61w32.zip

Edit: Runtime files were also required. Maybe this one works.
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Re: Need Windows 3 Text Editor With C Syntax Highlighting

Postby BeginnerGuy » 2017-12-22 @ 03:04

Jo22 wrote:The most recent versions seems to have been Vim 6.2 for Win16 (patchlevel 232)

Here are a some more links I've found for version 6.x.
Apparently, they still work.

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Vim v6.1
 Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing.
 It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.
 Vim is distributed free as charityware.
 If you find Vim a useful addition to your life please consider helping needy children in Uganda.
 Vim isn't a word processor. Although it can display text with various forms of highlighting and formatting,
 it isn't there to provide WYSIWYG editing of typeset documents. (It is great for editing TeX, though.)
http://www.vim.org/
 for MS DOS & Windows - 3658+2211+483 KB:
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim61.exe
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim61rt.zip
http://www.bulbous.freeserve.co.uk/gvim16.zip
 GUIs - 635+690+638 kB:
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim61.zip
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim61ole.zip
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/gvim61_s.zip
 DOS executables - 287+630 KB:
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim61d16.zip
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim61d32.zip
 Windows console version - 534 KB:
 ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/pc/vim61w32.zip

Edit: Runtime files were also required. Maybe this one works.


Gah, of course the runtime files link isn't backed up.

I tried the VIM62RT files with the vim 6.2 win16 link above, it throws the missing files / check path error. Instructions say to unpack binary and runtime data on top of eachother.

Bed time for me, i'll pick back up on this tomorrow. Thanks for the help,
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