in reply to Re: Free Perl IDE for a begginer
in thread Free Perl IDE for a begginer

I second the Eclipse with EPIC plug-in! IMHO only better thing for Perl is ActiveStates Komodo which I would probably use if it had better support for XHTML, CSS and JavaScript (no fancy WYSIWYG - just code completion).

As of using a lot of "performance sometimes" - it's actually pretty good if you ask me. Until recently I was running it on a PIII 850 Mhz and 256 MB of RAM Compaq laptop dating back to '99 I think - admitted, I used Gentoo + XFCE for it. And it slowed down only after I started Opera, Apache and MySQL :D

While not the most scientific test ...
alex@msi ~ $ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          2018        685       1332          0        135        207
-/+ buffers/cache:        342       1675
Swap:         2175          0       2175

>>> Here I started Eclipse 3.4 with both Aptana (html/css...) and EPIC (perl) plug-ins active.

alex@msi ~ $ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          2018        910       1108          0        138        301
-/+ buffers/cache:        470       1547
Swap:         2175          0       2175
alex@msi ~ $

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Re^3: Free Perl IDE for a begginer
by assemble (Friar) on Jan 14, 2008 at 15:22 UTC

    I was going to say that maybe it's just my old laptop not liking it, but your laptop specs are worse :-O

    Windows doesn't seem to like Java very much in general, that's probably why it felt a bit sluggish to use and ate up a ton of memory. In fact, I don't think Windows gets along with any Java apps I've seen... One of these days I might back all the junk up from that laptop and see how much it likes linux...