[sf-perl] IDEs and/or Editors

Michael Friedman friedman at highwire.stanford.edu
Wed Feb 21 21:42:37 PST 2007

If you're on a Mac, I've found that TextMate is a fantastic editor  
for Perl. (And nearly any other language I can think of...) It also  
has compile, run, and debugger support built in, as long as you're  
doing the compiling, running, and debugging on your local machine.  
(You can add remote compile and run support using scripts, but remote  
debugging is harder.)


Personally, I use TextMate instead of using separate Perl, SQL, Java,  
and XML/XSLT IDEs. I have one interface and don't have to keep  
switching tools during my day. That said -- it's not quite as good as  
IntelliJ IDEA for Java or some of the custom SQL IDEs -- but it's  
good enough.

If you're using a Windows OS, there is now a "version" of TextMate  
for Windows: "E Text Editor". I haven't used it, but it seems to be  
nearly the same thing. See the website for details.

On Unix systems, well, there's always emacs or vim. Both can be  
reasonably good IDEs, with a little customization. I had one coworker  
who had emacs set up to do everything you'd possibly expect from a  
Perl IDE and another coworker who did the same for vim.

-- Mike

On Feb 21, 2007, at 9:20 PM, Neil Heller wrote:

> I would like to find out if someone can offer me a recommendation  
> for an IDE
> or an editor for writing Perl scripts?
> Any comments are appreciated.
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