kpo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm kinda new to perlmonks, and still a novice perl programmer(1 yr. experience). Now, I've coded on both Linux and Win2k. I've been using Notepad and cmd to write/debug/run code... Im tired of it. Is there a good IDE out there in the free-affordable range? I've dl'ed the Komodo 1.2 trial version, looks awesome, but with no liscence, I can't REALLY try it out. I am still a student, so my liscence would only cost like $30...(unless I settle for Komodo 1.1, which is free) Any tips, suggestions, etc?

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Re: perl ide
by mattr (Curate) on Jun 01, 2002 at 07:46 UTC
    I think we just talked about that a little. Why not use Xemacs or another editor that does syntax coloring?
      Yes, like the excellent vim for example. :-)

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Re: perl ide
by jmcnamara (Monsignor) on Jun 01, 2002 at 09:14 UTC
Re: perl ide
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Jun 02, 2002 at 05:22 UTC
    If you're looking for win editor, I can highly recommend DZSoft's Perl editor. I think it's running about $50 or thereabouts.

    I've been using it for a few years now on a win system and I love it.

    And while you're at it, pick up a copy of the Perl Debugger written in Tk. That has saved my hiney more than once. :)

    You can get the latest version here:Perl Debugger in Tk

    Some people fall from grace. I prefer a running start...

Re: perl ide
by schumi (Hermit) on Jun 02, 2002 at 20:42 UTC
    I have actually bought Komodo 1.2 and think it's grand. I was a bit miffed when they started charging for the student licence as well, but I still think it's well worth it.

    At the office I still use Komodo 1.1 simply because I never got around to have the new licence ok'ed by the powers that talk money, and even that is good. To be honest, the changes from 1.1 to 1.2 are not that many.

    But even when you have an IDE with syntax colouring, you can't really get away from commandline debugging...


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