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in reply to What's the best Perl IDE?

On Windows, I use a combination of the context text editor in combination with the Perl Tk Debugger. Context does syntax highlighting and it's free.


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Re^2: What's the best Perl IDE?
by herveus (Parson) on Sep 17, 2007 at 12:32 UTC
    Howdy!

    I used to use Context until it started displaying weird behavior. It would pop up weird messages that gave the impression of a viral infection. Lately, I've started using Notepad++ along side of Nedit under Unix and Cygwin.

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    Michael

      Well, I've never had problems with ConTEXT on Windows, so I give it the thumbs up.

      You can assign F9-F12 to whatever you like: Running perl programs with or without "-c" or "-d:ptkdb", as the previous poster said. And you can assign "hot-key" macros to print out bits of code you type often ("use strict/warnings;" or to provide a module template*).

      ConTEXT works with plenty of languages too, so will highlight your C/HTML/Python/SQL/CSS files nicely too. It's nice and fast, I always feel as if IDEs for perl (tried Komodo, Oasis, and several others a while ago) are slowing me down but maybe I have to look at them again (it's been a while since I looked).

      I didn't find all these things in Notepad++. Zeus looks interesting though, has some IDE-like things that ConTEXT doesn't have, lists of classes files, a workspace window.

      * and yes I know module-starter and h2xs will do that on the command line ..:)

        Zeus looks interesting though, has some IDE-like things that ConTEXT doesn't have, lists of classes files, a workspace window.
        Zeus also has a Quick Help feature which lets you integrate the CHM documentation directly into the editor (i.e. Perl documentation keyword help lookup from within the editor).

        More details here: http://www.zeusedit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2529
      Interesting. I've used it on both WinXP and Vista but never seen that behavior. But I'll definitely be watching now.

      Did you have the latest version?


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