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What editor do you use for Perl programming?
posted by Simon on 2002.04.25 13:56
Chad writes "So I'm looking for an editor for my Perl programming. I realize that any old text editor will do, but I want something that will help me be a little more productive... At the risk of starting another Editor Holy War, the question I'd like to ask is: what editor do you use?"
He adds: "You know: color syntax highlighting, auto-indenting, code completion, error detection. I've pretty much settled on XEmacs because it offers the best set of features I have been able to find, but a major problem of XEmacs is that its syntax highlighter chokes on any but the most basic Perl constructs. [Ah, the great perl-mode/cperl-mode confusion... - S.] I've tried Komodo, which offers some nice features like running your code through Perl to find errors as you code, plus a perfect understanding of Perl syntax, a nifty regular expression toolkit, and a cool feature called code-folding, but it's still a bit buggy (copy and paste doesn't always work; code folding sometimes slurps in more lines than it should), and it sports a $300 price tag."