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I bet it wouldn't be too extremely hard to port Vim to https://github.com/jart/cosmopolitan and run it without an OS (BIOS mode in cosmopolitan).

As we say in Dutch, u vraagt wij draaien (your request is my command, roughly translated) : https://raymii.org/s/blog/Bare_Metal_Boot_to_Vi.html

WHOA! Awesome! You should post this on HN as a new post!

Wouldn't that require implementing a terminal emulator inside vim?

This is a terminal emulator within vim. I believe that they meant that a terminal emulator for Vim would be required so that it could handle ANSI escape codes, etc. This is something that a VGA graphics card couldn't handle on its own.

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