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Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?

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Re: Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?
by TStanley (Canon) on May 25, 2001 at 00:31 UTC
    The matter of editors is primarily a personal choice. I would suggest you check the Outside Links. There is a listing of all the various editors that can be found. Also, use the site's search and Super Search feature to see if someone has already asked a similar question.

    TStanley
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Re: Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?
by perigeeV (Hermit) on May 25, 2001 at 01:58 UTC
    An excellent question. While it is true that noble-born spring forth from the womb with the sacred knowledge that vim is the one and only editor, you may yet still be saved. Look ye upon its shining healing powers with awe and reverence.

    Interesting side-effects include the promotion of hair growth in those suffering from male-pattern baldness, and the relief of hemorrhoidal discomfort. You may notice that the posts following this will display an agressive anti-vim tone. This is readily attributable to the authors suffering from male-pattern baldness and hemorrhoidal discomfort.

    Disclaimer:
    This has been a paid endorsement by The Society for the Fascist Advancement of vim. Those without a sense of humour are welcome to use emacs.

      Those, whether with or without a sense of humor, are welcome to use emacs. Or xemacs. Or vim. Or nano. Or Notepad. Or PFE. Or whatever.

      Disclaimer:
      This has not been a paid endorsement by The Society for the Fascist Advancement of vim, the Church of Emacs, the Society for World Domination through Nano, or, in fact, any other society. In fact, this node is not a paid endorsement at all. Those without a sense of humor are welcome to ignore this node.

Re: Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?
by bikeNomad (Priest) on May 25, 2001 at 01:19 UTC
    Editors are very much a matter of personal taste. You also don't say what operating system and/or user interface you're using; many editors are not cross-platform, and that makes an answer harder.
    That said, you might want to look at VIM http://www.vim.org, which is a _very_ fully featured editor that many people use for editing Perl code.
Re: Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?
by Beatnik (Parson) on May 25, 2001 at 01:29 UTC
    This question has been asked here numerous times, and each time a flame war started :)) This thread on the subject is only a few days old...

    Greetz
    Beatnik
    ... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.
Re: Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?
by Anonymous Monk on May 25, 2001 at 13:17 UTC
    try nedit nedit.org. syntax higlighting for perl is not perfect but for most code it is very useable.
Re: Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?
by novitiate (Scribe) on May 25, 2001 at 13:52 UTC
    perlbuilder ? not cheap - but good for the aspirants.

    crumbly,
    novitiate
Re: Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?
by silent11 (Vicar) on Sep 22, 2001 at 17:31 UTC
    I mainly code HTML and JavaScript at work, I use Allaire's HomeSite 4.5.2, It also color codes perl very nicely. You can even customize the colors to your liking. It may not be the most robust, or 'perl specific' editor, but it gets the job done for me. I most enjoy the 'snipits' feature that lets you save chunks of code allowing you to use it again and again.
Re: Know of a perl editor with syntax highlighting?
by Anonymous Monk on May 25, 2001 at 01:23 UTC
    I am using MultiEdit. Is smart, customizable, all features you want, and then some: - Integrated help pointing to proper Perl function names. - Templates, activated by space, so typing if<space> will expand to if ( ){ } else {}, of course eproperly aligned. - can compile/execute perl and read lines with errors, so you click on line with error will get you into source. - Multi-file search and replace. - Integrated FTP. - Excellent HTML editor. MultiEdit is the best editor for any (programming)language what I am aware of. www.multiedit.com

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