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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Hi,

    after I switched five years ago, i also had a tough time with vim and mac os x. I ended up compiling vim from source (at the time with 10.1 it was a mess...), but I got it to work.

    Now, I switched to textmate, because I had a hard time making vim6 understand unicode in mac os x. I've grown accustomed to textmate snippets (I think there is a vim package now for something similar), and I'm happy.

    it took a while to drop vim key sequences from the brain, being there for more than 10 years now, but I'm happy w
    --
    life is short
  • I use GNU Emacs from CVS (the "carbon emacs package" on the Apple site is similar) with Sepia and about a decade's worth of .emacs hackery, and it was a narly-painless transition from Linux. I tried Aquamacs and found, while the font handling is better, most of the other changes are painful and break my customizations. I can't help you on the Vim side.
  • I currently use and am very cozy in BBEdit [barebones.com] (extended quite a bit with scripts I've written), and have heard nice things about TextMate [macromates.com], but haven't had a chance to check out TextMate yet.

    If you're looking for more of an IDE, consider Affrus [latenightsw.com] (review [perl.com]), which I also have not personally used.

    Also, fontwise, use Monaco. 9 point aliased is pure bliss, but bigger is good too depending on your screen size.

  • Responding to a month old journal entry. You've probably already found a set up that you like, but I thought I'd respond anyway. There are lots of versions of Emacs for OS X out there. I tried several, but I wasn't really happy with any of them. So I used Darwinports to compile a recent, not-yet-released version of Emacs from the GNU CVS repository. Because I was coming from Linux, I configured it to use X11 for windowing. The result was an Emacs that works and looks exactly like Emacs on Linux. I definite