A Programmer's Editor Shootout
Smalled is a powerful, yet small, 32 bit multithreaded PM editor. This is a shareware product that is constantly being upgraded.
Packaging and Installation
The packaging consists of a single zip file and the installation was painless; copy the help file into the OS/2 help file directory.
Feeling whimsical, I explored the limits of Smalled. I empirically determined that the maximum line length is about 32K and the clipboard about 64K. The largest file that I edited was about 4MB. I opened an executable file with no problems, but the file was radically changed after saving; use Smalled to view binary files, not for editing them.
For a small editor, Smalled sure has a lot of configuration options. When and where backups are made, colors, popup menus, fonts, directories, and the list goes on.
If you are interested in add-ons, or bolt-ons as the author or the software calls them, there is one with HTML extensions and one with clipboard extensions. The HTML bolt-on, SMEHTM11.ZIP, can be used to insert HTML tags into any editor. Smalled has a few special hooks to make this easier to use. There is also SMECLP10.ZIP which gives multiple OS/2 clipboards.
If you are interested in reading how Smalled was created, check back issues of EDM:
Issue 3-4 Building custom controls Issue 3-6 building an editor part 2 Issue 3-8 Easy button bars Issue 3-9 building an editor part 3 Issue 3-10 bubble help
Things To Come
I managed to take a peek at the beta of the next version of Smalled. Here is a list of some of the things which I found.
Smalled can be found in the usual shareware locations such as:
Smalled 1.45 Price: $18 US BMT Micro PO Box 15016 Wilmington, NC 28408 U.S.A. Bianchi Software Tongelresestraat 61 5613 DB Eindhoven The NetherlandsOrdering by fax or E-mail (credit card) can only be done by BMT Micro.
Email: (support) Eric.Slaats@pi.net