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OT: Yet Another IDE Question (VS Code)by VinsWorldcom (Prior)
|on Mar 12, 2019 at 16:39 UTC||Need Help??|
VinsWorldcom has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm not a developer by trade, but I do coding in the course of my job. I'm also not a language monogamist - I use whatever I have to based on the others I'm working with. Given *my* choice, it's Perl.
I happily use Notepad++ (I'm pretty exclusively on Windows, so Strawberry Perl as well) for my "IDE" with *lots* of plugins / customizations. Let's call it an IDE-lite - not good enough for a serious developer, but good enough for me.
I like that the text editor portion of my "IDE-lite" (Notepad++) is consistent when I switch from Perl to Python to XML/XSLT to C++, etc... Beyond the simple copy/paste keyboard shortcuts - ALL my shortcuts are the same - Compile/Run, Lint, format code, right-click menu, etc... all the same shortcuts because the same underlying editor. I don't have to learn all new shortcuts when using a Perl-specific IDE and a different Python-specific IDE and a different Java-specific IDE ...
Lots of folks I work with are using VS Code now though and for consistency, I'm looking at it. It works well with Python and C++ and other language in use here, but the Perl support is pretty lacking. I've found 2 Perl extensions worthy of note:
The latter seems to work pretty well and I find the lack of a debugger a non-starter, so that's good. But the Perl extension is supposed to provide the function list parsing and intellisense-like completion as well as Perl Tidy, but I can't get it to work (I have ctags installed and working separately). I'm trying to make it work, but I keep going back to my Notepad++ setup.
QUESTION: Is anyone here using VS Code for Perl development? What is your experience? What extensions are must haves?