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Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.

by ManifestShadow (Novice)
on Jan 13, 2005 at 04:47 UTC ( #421874=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

Hello, I understand that this is completely opinion oriented but I figgured that it is better to ask. What IDE's / Coding utilities are generally preferred over others? I'm fairly new to Perl programming but with the new library of books I got I'm learning really quickly. Replies are appreciated :D -Pete (ManifestShadow)
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Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by gaal (Parson) on Jan 13, 2005 at 05:02 UTC
Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by gopalr (Priest) on Jan 13, 2005 at 05:12 UTC

    Hi,

    Perl IDE is an integrated development environment for writing and debugging Perl scripts with any standard perl distribution under Windows 95/98/NT/2000.

    And, We can debugging the script line by line like as VB.

    I list out Few Future of IDE:

  • 1. Get the Current Variable/Array/Hashe Value By using Variable Window
  • 2. We can set the Breakpoint in Breakpoint Window.
  • 3. We can see that which modules are calling while running the script in Module Window.
  • Thanks,

    Gopal.R

Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jan 13, 2005 at 06:31 UTC
    I like Komodo a lot,esp. if you use ActiveState's Perl.

    There is an evaluation version available (free to use for 30 days).

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 13, 2005 at 11:25 UTC

    Let's not forget the EPIC plugin for Eclipse which comes with a debugger and an interactive regex testing facility.

    Personally I'm not an IDE person at all though (The IDE divide provides an interesting perspective on this). All my Perl work is done in the terrific Vim editor.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by naChoZ (Curate) on Jan 13, 2005 at 13:54 UTC

    Also take a look at Code Editors and Development Environments.

    I'm a VIM user myself. I've tried some of the other ooey-gui editors and there's some beauties out there. The bottom line is that VIM is faster for me though. Plenty of great plugins that make it into a very functional ide, too.

    --
    "This alcoholism thing, I think it's just clever propaganda produced by people who want you to buy more bottled water." -- pedestrianwolf

Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by jfroebe (Parson) on Jan 13, 2005 at 07:15 UTC

    Hi,

    Depends what you're looking for really. If you are just looking for highlighted text and such, then emacs, vim, Visual Studio (with a plugin from activestate), will work fine. For GUI generation, there are several but they do tend to favor one os over another IMHO.

    Jason L. Froebe

    Team Sybase member

    No one has seen what you have seen, and until that happens, we're all going to think that you're nuts. - Jack O'Neil, Stargate SG-1

Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by blazar (Canon) on Jan 13, 2005 at 10:30 UTC
    Hello, I understand that this is completely opinion oriented but I figgured that it is better to ask. What IDE's / Coding utilities are generally preferred over others? I'm fairly new to Perl programming but with the new library of books I got I'm learning really quickly. Replies are appreciated :D -Pete (ManifestShadow)
    I think you'll find that most perl programmers prefer a (smart) editor over any IDE. Which are these smart editors? Well, this is a typical flame-raising question. However I'd cite vi(m) and emacs at the same time. Personally I use jed (a lightweight emacs alternative shipping also with IDE/CUA-like keybindings, to which I'm too deeply used).
Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by Mutant (Priest) on Jan 13, 2005 at 10:12 UTC
    I use Kate as an editor, and can't live without it. Besides that, I just use command line, less-ing of logs, etc. for debugging purposes.
Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by robot_tourist (Hermit) on Jan 13, 2005 at 10:29 UTC

    As far as free stuff goes, and as far as not needing to visually step through your code and fancy stuff like that, just use a pretty-printing text editor. I used Kate back in KDE's 3.1 days, it was excellent (although I remember the odd quirk). I can only dream of Kate now. That sounds bad :) Plus JEdit isn't bad and Textpad is pretty cool too, you can set it up to execute your code and capture the output. There are probably too many excellent editors to list. I liked the idea of vi, but never bothered to get the hang of it.

    How can you feel when you're made of steel? I am made of steel. I am the Robot Tourist.
    Robot Tourist, by Ten Benson

Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by borisz (Canon) on Jan 13, 2005 at 15:31 UTC
    I prefer affrus emacs and kate.
    Boris
Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by r34d0nl1 (Pilgrim) on Jan 13, 2005 at 15:18 UTC
    By now I'm using emacs and some modules to debug like in perldoc perldebug
    I've already used eclipse and epic but I found it a bit heavy :p
Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by All_Star25 (Monk) on Jan 13, 2005 at 23:06 UTC
    If you're on a Windows platform, Komodo (as others have recommended) is a good choice, yet it costs money. A free alternative is Open Perl IDE (open-source).
Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by gube (Parson) on Jan 13, 2005 at 05:02 UTC

    For debugging purpose.

    Line by line u can debug. please go through run menu and try to use all the submenu u can understand.

    Regards,
    Gubendran.L

Re: Looking for opinions on what Perl IDE to use.
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 13, 2005 at 04:56 UTC

    hi ManifestShadow,

    It is very easy to debug your program, to find the keywords easily and to find the output of the coding step by step using perl IDE.

    Prasad

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