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  • Why not extend?
    • ohh now i understood i was wrong first. i have clear vision of what i want to achieve and i do this not likely with the current codebase of vim or emacs. too much textbased, cannot grow good inough into areas of new crossplatform gui features. eclipse i the opposite of the architecture i want to build it would not be fun i would not do it likely voluntary. hope that answers your question.
      • Sorry I was not more verbose in my reply. I don't have an understanding technically of how you are going to accomplish the refactoring editor but I was asking about the option of using a plugin to emacs or vim which might accomplish the same result. I've been spending a fair amount of time lately customizing both my vim and emacs installations with Perl development tools, and this popped into my mind as a great thing to have if it could be done also.

        Emacs has a fairly advanced Lisp interface, Vim appears to have a shell based interface. I've been following a bit of the PPI work on the Perl Foundation blog but I need to set aside some time to read about it more. If the refactoring editor has a solid API then it should be possible to write plugins that call that api for Vim and Emacs. Do you think that is something that is possible given the tuits?

        • The underlying principle we are applying, in wanting to create a refactoring Perl editor, is based on an observation that the best software development tools are almost always written in the same language as what they target.

          The truly standout Java editors are mostly written in Java, Python in Python, C++ in C++, Lisp in Lisp, and so on.

          Writing the editor in the language means that your entire user community is capable of hacking on the editor, if you let them. And you get to leverage all the existing commu
          • Thanks for the insight Alias, what you are saying makes a lot of sense. I've been extending Emacs and Vim lately to support Perl development, and it has been an interesting experience and less than straightforward. It would be nice to have an editor where I could say 'cpan -i App::GUI::Notepad::Refactoring::AutoComplete' and it Just Works :)