A magnificant feature of BBEdit is syntax coloring and syntax checking of various languages. BBEdit makes perl programming easier, because keywords are highlighted and comments are indicated with color. The programmer immediately catches mistakes quickly, because unclosed quotes and regular expressions are obvious.
I want to use Perl version 5.10.0. It has a number of seemingly small but very useful improvements, such as defined or, say, switch, static variables, and regex optimizations. Once you have used it for a while, the old Perl5.8 way seems so clunky.
But, here's the rub. BBEdit does not seem to handle the new Perl5.10 syntax. So, do I give up syntax coloring and checking in BBEdit, or do I give up Perl5.10? What a choice! :-( I don't want to give up either.
- Does anybody else use BBEdit?
- Are there dictionaries that for BBEdit that support Perl5.10?
- Am I missing something basic? Could it be supported by I am using it wrong?
- Any advice?