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Re^3: Any smart Perl editors?

by FreeBeerReekingMonk (Deacon)
on Jun 08, 2019 at 22:57 UTC ( #11101146=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Any smart Perl editors?
in thread Any smart Perl editors?

wow... nice module!

Fiddling with Notepad++ I found that you can run external commands and pass your file (FULL_CURRENT_PATH) and the selected subroutine name (CURRENT_WORD). This external command would use your module to write the subroutine to a file, then call notepad++ again to open that file in the editor...

http://docs.notepad-plus-plus.org/index.php/External_Programs

But now a question to the OP: Is this the way to go?

It will be a temporal file, just for looking at it?

If not: Saving that file back, you can run another external command that find the name of the subroutine, finds the multiline string in the original file, and replaces it with the updated content of the isolated subroutine. And Notepad++ is intelligent enough to tell you the file has changed and you need to update it. The only problem is that you somehow need to make sure the main pl file is saved before doing this, or you lose your changes to the main body (edit: just checked and NPP does NOT autosave before running external commands).

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