A lightweight text editor written in Lua (by rxi)


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rxi/lite is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where lite has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-02.
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  • Does lua have longevity? | 2021-03-19
    Not only that, you can write full applications in LUA, too. Check out the script editor called lite. It's like 2-3mb in size and memory footprint, responsive as all get-out, extremely customizable (using LUA), has syntax highlighting for most all major languages, etc, etc. It was written in LUA.
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    #1: Lua 5.4 is officially released #2: Lite: A lightweight text editor written in Lua | 17 comments #3: lite: A lightweight text editor written in Lua; version 1.03 | 9 comments
  • I'm trying to make text editor of sorts. | 2021-03-02
    Lite is a text editor written in Lua. You can write plugins in Lua too.
  • Lite: A lightweight text editor written in Lua
  • Are there other editors like emacs? (extreme scriptability) | 2021-01-18
    Another slightly compelling emacs-like editor is lite (written mostly in and also configured in lua):
  • The values of Emacs, the Neovim revolution, and the VSCode gorilla | 2021-01-17
    Still kinda restrictive with its license. Still uses NodeJS under its hood. 60+mb in size

    I am surprised nobody talked about

    Its a really simple Editor. I have recently started working on it. Not very feature rich, but gets the job done. Lua as plugins are also a plus

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