Perl IDE

Billy Abbott billy at
Tue Aug 7 21:38:23 BST 2007

On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Edward Quick wrote:

>> On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 06:18:38PM +0000, Edward Quick wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I know any self-respecting programmer would only program in Vi, but
>> > recently I've started to find IDEs can actually make life easier,
>> > especially with large codebases. Does anyone here use an IDE for Perl? 
>> Or
>> > could they recommend one for me please?
>> There are a few options.  ActiveState have an IDE offering, Komodo:
> Many thanks. At $295 I'll probably give Komodo a miss, and try EPIC. I've 
> never got to grips with emacs although I've noticed it's quite popular with 
> the old school ;-)

The editor bit is free ( 
so it depends on which IDE bits you're after. It does "projects" but 
doesn't do the more useful bits of code browsing. It does do method 
auto-completion for perl, which was nice and unexpected.

Then again, the first thing I installed on this still quite new mac was 
emacs :)


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