Perl IDE Question

Joseph Hall joseph at
Tue Jan 29 12:05:10 MST 2008


Have you looked at Kimodo yet?

It does much, if not all of what you need it to do. But I've had
difficulty opening large amounts of data in it before, without it
crashing. But I haven't used it for a few years either, so maybe it's
gotten better.

On Jan 29, 2008 12:01 PM, Steve <smorrey at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> This question is mostly directed at all of you perl mongers out there.
> I have recently taken on a project where I will be maintaining and
> adding functionality to an existing Perl application.
> Essentially I'm taking over for a dev who quit in a hurry.
> The problem is there are no docs, and in over 10k lines of code there
> are roughly 20 comments.
> I think that this project is complex enough, that I'm going to have to
> abandon my old tried and true method of just using a text editor.
> I think what I may need is a full fledged IDE.  Preferably one
> specialized for Perl.
> I have no problems ramping up and learning new IDEs and I believe that
> a dedicated IDE for each language tends to work the best for me
> anyways.
> I use Eclipse and/or netbeans for Java, I use Visual Studio and
> KDevelop for C/C++, but as yet I've not found a good IDE targeted
> towards Perl development.
> I know some of you are going to respond and say "vi or emacs", but the
> simple truth is I need a good crutch to stand on right now, and try as
> I might, I've had a heck of time trying to learn either of those.
> I would prefer something either GTK or QT based, but would be willing
> to look at any GUI based IDE, even something running on Windows
> (shudder).
> I need the ability to trace and step through the code as it executes
> and see line by line what is being called.
> Syntax highlighting, class browsing and other stuff would be nice to
> have as well.
> I hope that some of you good folks, have experience with Perl projects
> large enough to require an IDE, so do you have any recommendations for
> me?
> Thanks in advance!
> Sincerely,
> Steve
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