[sf-perl] slides on the perlnow.el lightning talk (Joe Brenner)

David Ljung Madison pm.org at daveola.com
Wed Oct 7 13:01:29 PDT 2009

> ..if you then issue the perlnow "run" command from..

perlnow sounds fantastic, but I am a vim geek not an emacs geek.

While hoping to avoid a religious war, and while recognizing
that perlnow offers *much* more than just an ability to test
run your scripts, I thought it might be useful to point out
a simple utility that I use in it's place.  Whenever I talk
to programmers I'm surprised they don't do they same thing,
and after they hear about it, so are they.

I have a script that watches for file changes and upon
seeing them runs a command (such as compile or execute
the scripts, etc..).

I keep a window open running this script and then as many editor
windows as I need to edit the source.  I simply write the file,
look at the other window and see the results.  Best development
tool I have.  You can write your own, or you're welcome to steal mine:


Thanks to Joe for bringing up the topic of script development
and his neat emacs environment.


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