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I know this topic has been covered before, but in the spirit of helping, I'd like to offer my $.02 in this thread.

I've tried all sorts of different editors and IDE (and semi-IDE) tools and on Win32 have settled down with two:

EPIC for Eclipse is excellent, especially with the debugger integration. There are still some rough edges, but that's only when compared to Eclipse's Java integration. Most of my big projects are done using EPIC. I heartily reccomend it to all Perl devs, especially if you already like Eclipse.

For light-weight day-to-day use, I prefer Notepad++. It's a programmer's text editor using Scintilla as it's core. It's fash and relatively light on resources. It supports function/module browsing, (detects user-defined subroutines!) code folding, excellent syntax highlighting, and is overall very pleasant to use. However, it's default configuration needs tweaking for the best experience. Also, it's search/replace regex engine leaves much to be desired... however, there are a number of good plug-ins to help with that and you can configure external tools like perltidy or launching a shell, etc...

Of course, all editor and IDE preferences are subjective, and can depend on your workstation, problem domain, mood, and shoe size.

In reply to Re: What's the best Perl IDE? by Hercynium
in thread What's the best Perl IDE? by cosmicperl

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