I'm working in a windows shop, and have been doing all of my perling in NoteTab
. It's a good simple text editor with some great features, including a (somewhat limited but good enough) regexp search-and-replace that can span all open documents. There's also a clip programming language that I haven't even touched, which you can use to write your own color coding, code completeing, etc environment with. In fact, though I haven't really played with it, there are some Perl clip books available from other people to download. Lastly, I think I read something in the help docs about being able to include perl/awk/etc scripts IN the clip book.. such that you can select text, click a button, and it processes that text with your external script.
I feel so slack for having not played with these features, but I guess I've grown accustomed to finishing my own sentences and dotting my own eyes.