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Re: Tools you can't live without

by chester (Hermit)
on Aug 09, 2005 at 17:50 UTC ( #482328=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Tools you can't live without

Vim with Perl support compiled in makes me happy. The perldo Vim command is nice so I don't have to keep switching back and forth between thinking in Vim-style regex syntax and thinking in Perl-style regex syntax. Especially when I'm writing Perl, it's sometimes hard to make that mental switch.

So yeah, I'm a big fan of using Perl to help write code. Bang out a one-liner or two to spit out a bunch of HTML or rename a file full of variables or whatever. The only bad thing is resisting the urge to start copy/pasting code rather than re-factoring the code itself to make it shorter. Sometimes Vim + Perl makes it TOO easy to edit code.

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