BRIEF Editor

CRiSP - World's Most Advanced Brief Editor

CRiSP was originally designed to be a 100% BRIEF editor across multiple platforms, but has since then surpassed its design goals. It has 100% keyboard emulation of the original BRIEF editor. CRiSP's macro language is a superset of BRIEF editor's C / Lisp macro language and is compatible at the language level, giving the users the ability to run their existing BRIEF macros.

CRiSP has added lots of functionality which BRIEF editor never had in the first place. The character version of CRiSP [cr.exe] works just like Brief editor - but with a lot more enhancements. The GUI version of CRiSP while maintaining 100% keyboard compatibility has all the graphical niceties to go along.

Your customized BRIEF macros will run in CRiSP without major modifications. We will even assist you to bring over all your BRIEF macros.

If you are a previous BRIEF editor user, you will find yourself completely at home with CRiSP on any of the supported platforms - Linux, UNIX, Windows, Mac.

CRiSP - BRIEF Editor For The Modern Times


"CRiSP is the only UNIX text editor I've seen that would allow a DOS/Windows user to be immediately productive. But it also has a seemingly unlimited list of power-user features. I like it so much at work that I bought it to use at home (under Linux)."


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