SPUG: Editor for perl on Win98
Richard.Anderson at seaslug.org
Wed Apr 12 11:07:35 CDT 2000
Another alternative worth looking at is the vi editor that comes with UWin,
ATT Research's Unix for Windows product. UWin is a complete Unix
environment that runs on all Win32 OS's and gives you grep, awk, sed and all
those other utilities that I can't live without.
UWin is "free for educational and research purposes" and is available at
Richard.Anderson at seaslug.org
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Beaver" <dougb at scalar.org>
To: "Mathew Watson" <matw at halcyon.com>
Cc: <spug-list at pm.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: SPUG: Editor for perl on Win98
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 08:05:28AM -0700, Mathew Watson wrote:
> > 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).
> If you used emacs and vi on your linux box, why not use it on your
> windows box as well?
> emacs supports the features you are looking for and vim can do
> everything but running your perl code in a separate window and debugging
> it. I use vim when I write my code and I use emacs for comparing cvs
> diffs (the ediff feature highlights the diffs in color and lets you
> easily skip around from block to block of changed code) and debugging C
> code. emacs's gdb mode rocks.
> I use vim for hacking code because you can embed a perl interpreter in
> it; it gives you the ability to use perl regexes when doing a search and
> replace and there's also a simple interface that lets you manipulate and
> modify buffers through a perl class. Using the class, you can write
> custom code formatting functions (or anything else that tickles your
> fancy) and run them against the entire buffer or regions of the buffer.
> I would suggest that you give emacs or vim on win32 a try, you'll keep
> your sanity because then you can use the same text editor and unix and
> windows and you won't have to learn a bunch of new commands and remember
> which text editor you're in.
> Just my opinion, but I would be lost without both emacs and vim. And
> there are a lot more text editors out there besides those two as well.
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