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John Tobey
April 1, 2000 10:25
Re: 5.6.0 ready for prime-time?
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> > That's a joke, right?  Have you heard of Emacs?  That's my "world-class"
> > Perl editor of choice.
> Heh, yeah I guess it's a religious issue. But realize that CodeMagic is
> actually a Perl editor first and foremost, built by (a) perl programmer(s)
> for perl programmers. The support for other languages just evolved as a
> natural counterpart of some free scripts that came with a third-party Delphi
> control. It's certainly not just a generalized editor as far as perl itself
> is concerned. It wasn't just thrown together like the host of Win32 editors
> like an overmarketed notepad.exe.
> For ages Win32 folks have been screaming for a Win32 IDE/Editor for Perl. AS
> hasn't said an audible word about "Visual Perl" since they failed to deliver
> in spring, summer, fall, and winter 98. (I eventually lost track of the
> promises.) Several general-purpose editors have _support_ for Perl, but none
> are built upon and around it. None use Perl as its scripting/api/macro
> language.

Perlmacs 0.14 is now making its way through CPAN.


It hasn't been ported to Windows, though.

> My greatest hope for it is that it be a catalyst for more
> corporate entities to embrace Perl because of it, because, if for no other
> reason, it has buttons. ;-))

Ah!  Forgot to include buttons...

> It's my baby and my contribution. It represents thousands of hours of work
> and contribution, despite Tom's rant contrawise. Forgive a bit of earnest
> partiality.

Ditto.  :-)

John Tobey, late nite hacker <>
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