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An editor for Perl

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Re: An editor for Perl
by mirod (Canon) on Feb 06, 2001 at 14:46 UTC

    Oh my God, not again!

    Did you type Text Editor in the convenient Search box at the top of the page? The first hit is a discussion of the merits of various editors...

    Or did you have a look at Outside Links? Over 30 editors are listed there.

    That said, of course I use Vim!

Re: An editor for Perl
by jeroenes (Priest) on Feb 06, 2001 at 14:43 UTC
    Just have a look at Outside Links. Myself, I'm continously switching between vim, xemacs and jed. And of course, I use a2ps for printing.

    Jeroen, who has little gusting for a vi/emacs war today.
    "We are not alone"(FZ)

Re: An editor for Perl
by arhuman (Vicar) on Feb 06, 2001 at 14:35 UTC
    I guess it won't help you much(as you seems to work on unix), but for some of us forced to work on windoze, I would recommend : Ultraedit
    (syntax highlighting,code execution, and lots of usefull features...)

    UPDATE : mirod is right everything is said here

Re: An editor for Perl
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 06, 2001 at 18:27 UTC
    vim is AWESOME. The highlighting is great. It is pretty configurable. You can split the window if you need. Highly recommended.


Re: An editor for Perl
by JojoLinkyBob (Scribe) on Feb 06, 2001 at 20:04 UTC
    I highly recommend GVIM (,
    Granted, it has a steep learning curve, but it's worth the power you gain in the end. If you don't want to spend the time learning vim-ese, there are still friendly editors out there which provide color syntaxing. VisualSlickEdit and UltraEdit are two such editors.
    Desert coder
Re: An editor for Perl
by Yer Mom (Pilgrim) on Feb 06, 2001 at 18:49 UTC
    I like xemacs with cperl-mode, myself.

    If I'm stuck in Windows (the horror!) and can't even use Exceed or similar to get at xemacs, then I go for Homesite 4.5.


        Thanks :)

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