in reply to Perl IDE
If you really want an IDE, you could look at eclipse with the EPIC plugin. I myself would recommend using emacs, which I use for most things, as this will save you having to change to a different IDE every time you change programming language. The learning curve is a little steep, but after only a few years, you'll really begin to enjoy using it (only joking - IMHO it is well worth the investment).
"It took Loris ten minutes to eat a satsuma . . . twenty minutes to get from one end of his branch to the other . . . and an hour to scratch his bottom. But Slow Loris didn't care. He had a secret . . ."