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Re^2: Perl IDE and New Foreign APIs

by t'mo (Pilgrim)
on Sep 12, 2005 at 21:29 UTC ( #491385=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl IDE and New Foreign APIs
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Pretty cool...I've been using Eclipse (on Java) recently, and it doesn't do a whole lot more than that, unless you count the "refactoring" tools or plugins you can add.

So, how do you customize emacs like that? A bunch of lispy-config files? And how long did it take to get that kind of usefulness built up? It would come in very handy for some of my personal (Perl) projects, but I don't know if I have time to learn "yet another config language"...


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Re^3: Perl IDE and New Foreign APIs
by blakem (Monsignor) on Sep 17, 2005 at 07:30 UTC
    I would really like refactoring tools for perl... but the language makes it very difficult (some would say impossible) to get right.

    I'm working at an extreme programming shop, doing pair programming in perl. Most of the nifty emacs ideas came about while pairing. i.e. your pair says, "Lets go see how 'munge_data' is implemented." If it takes thirty seconds to get the method on the screen, it really breaks up the flow of the session, and you lose focus on what you we're doing in the first place....

    So, to answer your question, I've been at my current job for a couple of years now, and really only got into the highly-customized emacs craze within the last year or so... The configuration consists of a bunch of lisp functions, and some small perl utilities that get invoked from the lisp to handle the really tricky parts.

    -Blake

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