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  • I don't try Padre because (1) it's a pain in the ass to install on Snow Leopard via CPAN or .dmg; and (2) I have no reason to use a Perl-specific text editor when I pay the bills with things that are at least partly not Perl. The Google juice from a bunch of fanboys posting "X, the Y IDE" will not encourage me to use X.

    • I was able to install the snow leopard dmg successfully, and fire up padre without any problems.
      However, Padre is still in it's infancy, and it is premature to say that it is changing the Perl community. It can't compete at all against my tricked out vim and emacs installations which have all sorts of perl ide helpers installed such as autocompletion, syntax checking, built in debugging, perl tidy, etc.
      Saying that it *can* do everything that other perl ides do is actually different than being able to d
      • I didn't say "is changing", merely "changes".

        The concept/implementation of Padre taken over long time scales will change (and has started to, but only in tiny corners here and there) the nature of the Perl community.

        I don't claim that this change has happened yet in any major tangible way.

        But I see it coming...