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Re: What are the criterias of a "good" Perl IDE?

by BioLion (Curate)
on Aug 14, 2009 at 13:17 UTC ( [id://788628]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What are the criterias of a "good" Perl IDE?

I guess it is part of syntax highlighting, but what about error/style highlighting?

For example - I love Eclipse for writing Java because it also gives errors/warnings highlights next to the code, and also style advice if you ask it too, so you don't even need to rub the code to find errors. I guess sometimes it can be too much (like that paperclip that everyone hates), but i find it very useful because i don't spend the majority of my time writing java.

Maybe an IDE that supported perlcritic || perltidy would be useful too.

Just a something something...
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Re^2: What are the criterias of a "good" Perl IDE?
by Sandy (Curate) on Aug 14, 2009 at 22:09 UTC
    Have you tried installing EPIC (Eclipse Perl Integration) for eclipse? It supports perlcritic and perltidy and pod::checker.

    I've been using it for quite a while now (learned about it at a YAPC conference... thanks to whoever it was that gave that talk... sorry, don't remember your name, and thankyou to the author... thankyou!).

    It is slow on UNIX (solaris) although I still use it because I like all the extra features.

    works great on windows.


      Yes - I tried it some time ago, and then moved away from it for some reason - it obviously has had a lot of improvements since then, so i will check it out. Thanks for the tip (Sandy++).

      Just a something something...
Re^2: What are the criterias of a "good" Perl IDE?
by LanX (Saint) on Aug 14, 2009 at 23:26 UTC
    Like in this image ?

    So you mean you prefer the error/diagnostic message and error line blended together instead of having both in separate subwindows?

    UPDATE: The technical term for this is "bubble text", right?

    Cheers Rolf

      Yes - the bubbletext is what i meant - call me simple but i like it when all that information is integrated, but without being too intrusive, The best example being the on-the-fly error checking i think.

      Just a something something...
        No I don't call you simple it's just ergonomic if you don't have to move your eye up and down to see which errortext is associated to which errorline (though both highlighted). IMHO thats comparable to the convenience of syntax-highlighting ...

        (It's the first Eclipse feature so far where I am not sure how to achieve it with Emacs ... hmm maybe with popper.el)

        Cheers Rolf

Re^2: What are the criterias of a "good" Perl IDE?
by tonyc (Friar) on Aug 18, 2009 at 00:31 UTC

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