in reply to Re^4: IDE for perl
in thread IDE for perl

It's not a full-blown IDE but given it's features set I think it fits into the IDE category. It gives you syntax checking and highlighting (you need an addon to do that in vim and perhaps emacs). You can run your code using a macro. It has autocompletion, code folding, project management, and plugin capable (so you can extend the built in functionality if you want).

As for the debugging stuff, most people that are just starting out with Perl don't use those features anyway. (And given enough tuits you can add that as a plugin, not that I'd want to do so.)

Update: Really the only things I see that keep it from being a full-blown IDE is debugging and interactive shells.

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Re^6: IDE for perl
by GrandFather (Saint) on Mar 08, 2007 at 21:50 UTC

    My hypothesis is that debugger integration is the key element that makes an IDE valuable to a beginner. See my previous nodes in this thread.

    DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel
      So what you're really saying is that I should have replied to the OP instead of your node.