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by justsimple (Initiate)
on Jul 10, 2004 at 10:36 UTC ( #373337=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
justsimple has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

In windows enviroment I use active state comodo as my perl editor. And it is very cool for web applications. Now I want to have something like comodo in linux, but free perl tool. What is the best perl tool in Linux??? I need tool in X enviroment. So don't sujest such as vim or emacs.

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Re: About perl editor
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jul 10, 2004 at 14:29 UTC
    If you have Komodo on Windows, you can use Komodo on Linux as well with the same license you already have. Presently Komodo runs on the following flavours of Linux:
    # Red Hat 7.3: Linux 2.2.0 Kernel, glibc 2.1+ and # Red Hat 8.x, 9.x, Red Hat Enterprise 3.0 and Fedora C1: Linux 2.2.0 +Kernel, glibc 2.1+, and compat-libstdc++-7.3 * Note: Red Hat Linux 9.0 is known to have threading library bugs +in older versions of its glibc that may cause Komodo to hang in certa +in situations. The recommended solution is to upgrade to the latest g +libc for Red Hat Linux 9.0. # SuSe 8.2+: Linux 2.2.0 Kernel, glibc 2.1+, and compat +-2003.2.22-9.i586.rpm # SuSe 9: Linux 2.2.0 Kernel, glibc 2.1+, and compat-20 +03.5.12-60.i586.rpm


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Re: About perl editor
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Jul 10, 2004 at 11:24 UTC

    Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes eat your heart out Sams ;-)

    I use vim a lot but (if you don't mind paying or ahem) I also find perlbuilder2 from solutionsoft a good GUI tool. It runs on win32 and within X so you can have the same IDE on both platforms. Still vim is pretty potent once you wrap you head around it, plus it deals with any source code, highlights it, yada yada. Who could not love an editor that talks to you. Beep :-)



Re: About perl editor
by b10m (Vicar) on Jul 10, 2004 at 11:15 UTC

    Hello, justsimple.

    Since it seems you haven't been around here for too long, so I might suggest you hit the link on the top of your screen saying Super Search. It's a search engine :) If you use that, you will easilly find a lot of "answers".


    All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.
      I like JEDIT for my perl IDE-editor.

      PLUSES - FREE, runs anywhere java does, very cusomizable with plugins, tabbed editing, custom code folding, edit via ftp or sftp, color parsing for TONS of languages,TAG support, all commands via cusomimizable keystokes, cusomtizable menus,

      NEGATIVES - A bit slow on startup, addictive.

      It really is addictive, once you get going you'll find it hard to switch back to your old editor.
      I swear they should be giving me kickbacks... :)
Re: About perl editor
by Callum (Chaplain) on Jul 10, 2004 at 11:17 UTC
    I'm not clear on what you mean when you say "I need tool in X enviroment. So don't sujest such as vim or emacs" -- vim and xemacs are probably the two most popular editors, so it may be usefull for you to explain what it is about them that you don't like, this may enable people to make better recommendations based on your criteria.

    That said, from what I've seen NEdit and Jed are probably the next two most popular.

Re: About perl editor
by davidj (Priest) on Jul 10, 2004 at 11:50 UTC
    Since you refer to using Komodo on Windows, I think what you are asking for is not simply a Perl editor, but a Perl ide (which is what Komodo really is). If this is the case, then you might want to look at PerlEdit. However, don't expect it to be as good as Komodo.

    You say you want free, and that may be a necessary requirement, but if you can spare $29.95 and you meet the requirements, you should take a look at Komodo 2.5 Personal Edition.


      I have to say that for linux we really don't have perfect ide's for perl coding.

      For windows I have found a lot of cool tools for coding in perl. (komodo, ultraedit, optiperl and etc.)

      And what to say about linux - I think that the best ide is kdevelop (included in kde) - but it is far a way from such tools as komodo.

      Conclusion: coding conditions with perl are better in windows.

      Edited by Chady -- removed pre tags, added paragraph tags.

        Respectfully, I don't agree with your conclusion at all.

        • Emacs/Xemacs run fine under X in a windowed app. I don't know why you would assume they don't. I can't speak to vim because I don't use it much.
        • Most linux distributions have a *real* web server and multiple database options installable right from the install CDS. Part of an IDE is being able to debug/run code in an environment that simulates your production system, and if you host on linux you can't get much closer for your development systems then the same OS, and probably the same distribution.
        • Fundamentally: when you use linux (or any other *nix, really) to develop the whole OS is your IDE. You've got your choice of shells (that aren't crippled like Win32), source code control, file syncing via rsync, useful documentation at the shell, you can tweak your web/database server settings for testing right on the system you're developing on and you have access to pretty much everything that effects your application.

        Different strokes for different folks. I personally don't need an editor to do everything but wipe my butt for me, because my OS is my IDE.

        Edit: This is in reponse to justsimple, NOT perrin.

        -Any sufficiently advanced technology is
        indistinguishable from doubletalk.

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        What? You clearly don't know very much about emacs, vim, kate, and other popular Linux editors. These editors have auto-indentation, great highlighting, code folding, editing over FTP and SCP, CVS integration, and many more fancy features. They make ultraedit look like a toy.
        IDE's are for feeble minded fools! If you can't figure out how to use vi and bash how can you expect to use a programming language? You are a disgrace and disgust me! BE GONE FROM MY SIGHT!

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