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Re: What's the best Perl IDE?

by erroneousBollock (Curate)
on Sep 17, 2007 at 02:33 UTC ( #639316=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What's the best Perl IDE?

Komodo Edit isn't really an IDE, but it's starting to look like a pretty good editor. IIRC it doesn't have perl debugger integration, but it does have Vi/Emacs key-bindings and support for XPI-based plugins.

You could probably put together a fairly reasonable environment with a lot of work.

ActiveState also make Komodo IDE which does contain a lot of Komodo Edit's missing features (but you must pay for them).

I don't think that Komodo IDE has Visual Studio's edit-and-continue style debugging (that's probably extremely difficult to do with perl).

IIRC Komodo IDE also doesn't have any sort of GUI designer.

-David

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Re^2: What's the best Perl IDE?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 29, 2007 at 15:13 UTC
    I suggested you to use epic Komodo IDE Perl Builder PSPad
Re^2: What's the best Perl IDE?
by dandv (Novice) on Nov 02, 2010 at 22:23 UTC

    I wish vi fanbois and emacs die-hards stopped recommending them as Perl IDEs. They are editors, as much as you love them. They don't have debuggers, stack tracers, variable watching, breakpoints, regexp builders, or anything that makes up a real Perl IDE.

    That said, Perl IDEs are listed at perlide.org.

    There are two serious paid Perl IDEs:

    • Komodo IDE. I've been using it and it works. Debugging is slower than in Eclipse+EPIC, but it does remote debugging. Development on Komodo is clunky (they still haven't implemented basic features like moving panes around, or tooltip variable evaluation, although users have been begging for them for years).
    • Optiperl - I used it in 2006 and it was pretty good. I liked the tooltip evaluations and the cool background highlight of the blocks. But displaying complex data structures in the Watches pane was a mess: hashrefs can't be expanded and some display "REUSED_ADDRESS" instead of the actual hash; arrays of hashrefs were numbered in a totally idiotic way. For that reason, I stuck with Komodo. However, it's been 4 years since. Optiperl does remote debugging too, albeit with some issues. Its latest version, however, dates from February 2008, and it doesn't do Unicode. Komodo, by contrast, releases new betas all the time.

    The two serious free Perl IDEs are Padre and Eclipse + the EPIC plugin.

    I compared Komodo vs. Eclipse and stuck with Komodo because of its remote debugging capabilities.

    Padre is still immature but the good part is that you can improve it, since it's written in Perl, unlike EPIC (written in Java).

      > emacs die-hards stopped recommending them as Perl IDEs. They don't have debuggers, stack tracers, variable watching, breakpoints, regexp builders, or anything that makes up a real Perl IDE.

      Can't talk about vi but for emacs thats just FUD.

      Could you please at least try googling before making such bold statements?

      BTW: The Regex-tool in Komodo is Python based, with all incompabilities.

      Cheers Rolf

      .

      UPDATE: perldb

      regex-tool

      ECB

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