[Chicago-talk] Best perl editor on Linux?

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Sun Jan 25 10:32:43 CST 2004

-- Sachin Karol <skarol1 at uic.edu>

>> From a novice user's point of view, which is the best editor for perl? I
> have been using pico but can use help with color highlights of the
> syntax etc.

You must really enjoy flame wars!

I'd pick vile (ftp://invisible-island.net/vile). It
uses the simpler command structure of vi with the
multiple-buffering, hiliting, etc, of emacs. It also
uses Perl as its macro language (instead of scheme
on emacs) -- it has rather good syntax hiliting for
Perl partly for that reason.


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