Perl IDE Question

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


Steve,

Have you looked at Kimodo yet?

http://www.activestate.com/Products/komodo_ide/

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 gmail.com> 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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