[sf-perl] [poll] What Perl IDE do you use?

Kevin Frost biztos at mac.com
Mon Apr 18 08:56:04 PDT 2011

I'm one of those hardcore "editor is my IDE" types, TextMate where available and vim where not.  In Perl anyway.

Now I'm learning Objective C for iOS and I'm suddenly a huge fan of XCode (version 4 anyway), which is about as I a DE as they come.

So I would say that a beginner could gain a lot from using an IDE, and for experienced coders I respect their choice whatever it is.

-- frosty

On Apr 18, 2011, at 2:50 AM, Dan Dascalescu  <ddascalescu at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> But let's consider someone new to Perl, without prior investment. Are
>>> there objective reasons why they should *not* use a *real* IDE (Padre,
>>> Eclipse+EPIC, Komodo IDE)?
>> Wow. It boggles the mind that you don't think there are any people who
>> find that they're more productive without an IDE! You might have
>> noticed that many Unix/Linux programmers prefer the shell prompt to a
>> file manager. That's why IDE/no-IDE and command-line/GUI are
>> considered religious issues.
> Of course I understand that. I've also shown a bunch of command line
> addicts at work how I was more productive on a variety of task than
> them, using my trusty file manager. That's not the point. I also use
> the command line a lot for another variety of tasks that my trusty
> file manager is less suite for.
> I specified "let's consider someone new to Perl, without prior
> investment", and - my mistake - I should have added, "someone without
> such heavy prior investment in command-line that they're simply
> reluctant to use an IDE".
> But indeed, this is a religious issue, and putting oneself with heavy
> prior investment in the shoes of someone without prior investment, may
> be hard.
> --
> Dan
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