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Re^2: perl on windows - just installed how to proceed

by dbuckhal (Hermit)
on May 10, 2018 at 15:14 UTC ( #1214333=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I use Cygwin and have enjoyed it quite a bit. There are a few quirks, but the environment is pretty good.

I second roboticus using Cygwin for Winders. As far as an IDE may be concerned, I have not used one for Perl. I just use Vim.

One of the minor quirks I have found using Cygwin for Perl is when you need|want to add a Perl package. Check the Cygwin repository, first, to see if it is available, then use CPAN. Your mileage may vary, but I have found that this is really the only minor "quirk" to work out when using Cygwin for your Perl needs. Other than that, it has been great!

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Re^3: perl on windows - just installed how to proceed
by swl (Deacon) on May 10, 2018 at 22:01 UTC

    I switched from Cygwin to MSYS2 about a year ago. I find package management via pacman easier. If you are on Windows 10 there is also the Ubuntu Bash shell, although I have not made much use of that yet so can't comment on it.

    That said, I use Strawberry Perl for the bulk of my perl work, and msys2 largely for unix command line tools.

    WRT the IDE, I use Komodo. The Edit version is free but lacks key parts of the full IDE's functionality. I don't know how much, though.

      WRT the IDE, I use Komodo. The Edit version is free but lacks key parts of the full IDE's functionality. I don't know how much, though.

      I've been using Komodo Edit forever and it has everything I need, and a bit more. On the other hand Komodo IDE has a lot of cool features like unit testing, version control, repl, rx toolkit, etc, etc, etc. I guess the choice depends on if you really need the full IDE, but the editor lacks nothing crucial afaik.

        intelliJ IDEA with the Camelcade Perl5 Plugin, along with Devel::Camelcadedb provides full-blown functionality which includes debugging support. It's also cross-platform (with Vim and Emacs plugins).

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