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Re: Eclipse 3 + EPIC 0.3.9

by samtregar (Abbot)
on Jan 28, 2005 at 06:09 UTC ( #425866=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Eclipse 3 + EPIC 0.3.9

What was your favorite editor before you tried Eclipse? I'm always up for a new editor but I want to know how seriously to take your recommendation.

-sam


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Re^2: Eclipse 3 + EPIC 0.3.9
by fireartist (Chaplain) on Jan 28, 2005 at 10:54 UTC

    My main editor is now Eclipse 3 and I can recommend it, as long as you have a reasonable cpu.

    My previous editor was BBEdit on mac, very basic.
    I evaluated ActiveState's Komodo, but went with Eclipse; the only thing I missed was code folding.

    The 'testing' release of the e-p-i-c plugin has code folding, which is very nice, but it only does subroutines.

    Being able run scripts through my installed perl is great, I usually have a file called test.pl somewhere that I can open up to quickly try something out and run it. I've never really used the debugger integration though.

    Auto syntax checking (uses perl -c) is great for productivity; the right scroller will show yellow/red marks for warnings/errors, clicking them will jump to the appropriate line.

    Another feature I like is the 'outline' window which lists all the subroutines in the file; clicking one will jump to it in the editor.

    The perldoc integration is dodgy, it'll open a DOS window with the documentation, but after hitting q to close, Eclipse will prompt that the documentation wasn't available.

    I've just tested the new refactor feature. Select some code, hit refactor and it'll put it out into a new subroutine. Unfortunately the sub was placed at the end of my __DATA__ block.

    Running on linux the other day, I had to download Sun's runtime as I couldn't figure out how to get it to work with gnu's.

Re^2: Eclipse 3 + EPIC 0.3.9
by Solo (Deacon) on Jan 28, 2005 at 14:13 UTC
    ...how seriously to take your recommendation...

    Not seriously at all. I never got around to highly customizing vim or emacs or anything like that. I have used whatever was at hand in the past: vi, pico, notepad, MS Visual Studio 6 and Open Perl IDE. I wouldn't try to convince someone who loves their editor to leave it for Eclipse+EPIC (at least not on my recommendation).

    I tried out Eclipse because I wasn't using any particular editor.

    --Solo

    --
    You said you wanted to be around when I made a mistake; well, this could be it, sweetheart.

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