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Kieren Diment
December 31, 2002 04:10
Re: Perl editors
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On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 10:46:36AM +0000, Gavin Laking wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm currently using a mixture of Quanta[1], jEdit[2] and Kate[3] (all Linux)
> for my Perl editing needs, but I'm wondering if there are any specialised
> editors(preferably free) which others are using.
> In my ideal world I'd like an editor that is not console/terminal based,
> (I prefer GTK, etc. applications) allows one to test subroutines out
> with dummy values, or just execute single subroutines. Debugging and
> stepping (I think its called 'stepping'; you set two markers and the code
> only executes between the markers...) would also be beneficial. I bet I'm
> asking for the earth! ;-)

You could try [x]emacs with cperl mode.  It has the debugging
functionality you want.  The only problem is the learning curve, but
emacs is like riding a bike, only cheaper, and potentially more
lucrative financially.

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