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Perl Development Environment - Revisitedby mercutio_viz (Scribe)
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mercutio_viz has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'd like to revisit a subject that hasn't had too much discussion the past few years: what environment are you using to develop your Perl scripts/programs/applications?
I did a PM search on subjects like 'text editor', 'development environment', etc. I noticed that there was a flurry of active discussions that all but stopped around 2001/2002. Recently there have been discussions in the Perl community about the need for better tools and the fact that other languages seem to have a leg up on Perl.
Lately I've been playing around with Eclipse and the EPIC plug-in. I've had a lot success with the EasyEclipse package, which rolls up Eclipse with a bunch of plug-ins. Specifically, I've used the LAMP package. So far I would have to say that this is finally an OSS tool that Perl developers can use. There is still much room for improvement, but the strides that the EPIC team have made are noticeable.
I would like to know what the Perl community is using now. Are you still using emacs and/or vim? Is there another secret weapon out there?
Thanks for your input!