SPUG: Editor for perl on Win98
rick at libronix.com
Wed Apr 12 10:53:58 CDT 2000
I use TextPad (http://www.textpad.com) on Win98. It seems to meet all of
your requirements sans the linux requirement. You can download an evaluation
version from the site for free, and the cost for a single user license is
somewhere between $20-$30.
TextPad will also let you associate different file types (*.pm, *.pl, *.cgi)
with it, and you can create a "User Tool" that will run the active document
(i.e., a perl script) with your application of choice (i.e., perl). You can
even specify command line args for these 'User Tools' (-d, anybody?). I've
actually used this combination many times before, even with ActiveState's
Perl Debugger, and it works great for me.
Hope it helps,
Rick Brannan, Libronix Corp.
"Lungs that fill with ignorance
will exhale disobedience"
-- Jeremy Post
>From: Mathew Watson [mailto:matw at halcyon.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 8:05 AM
>Subject: SPUG: Editor for perl on Win98
>I put together some perl code on a linux system using Emacs and vi.
>Now I want to play with it on Win 98, but I dislike any of the MS
>editors. Which editor should I use if I want
>- auto indenting based on syntax,
>- syntax based color highlighting,
>- not too demanding on the OS (Win 98 makes me nervous), and
>- free or low cost (like $20 or something).
>Besides those features it would be nice if it
>- also runs on Linux
>- also handles C gracefully, and
>- can run perl code in a separate window (and debug it).
>Related to my editor question ... I installed perl on the 98 box and
>any *.pl file has a little icon associated with it. Whenever I double
>click on such an icon, an MSDOS window flashes by. What I really want
>is to have the text editor open the file so I can read it. How do I
>accomplish that without breaking my ability to run perl from an
>editor or MSDOS window? Right now if I go to 'File Types' theres a
>command associated with 'open', C:\Perl\bin\Perl.exe "%1" %*. Can I
>just replace the executable name?
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