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Is there a Perl IDE? (Integrated Development Environment) by MikeLacey
Posted: 1 Aug 01 (Edited 6 Feb 07)

Please browse through FAQ219-2884 and FAQ219-2889 first. Comments on this FAQ and the General FAQ's are very welcome.

There are a couple loads actually.

Activestate at www.activestate.com have one which I'm sure, like all of their products, is a fine piece of s/w.

I'm using Open Perl IDE and this can be found at http://open-perl-ide.sourceforge.net/

    It's free
    It's excellent
    It doesn't get *half* the attention it deserves

You can download it for WinXX from the above URL and there's a (very quiet, at the moment) mailing list for support questions as well. You can subscribe to it at:


Oh - and a colleague and I are currently trying to write an IDE that will run and debug scripts on a web server. If we ever get it past the "crashing horribly" phase I'll post the URL here smile

From the Activestate website

Komodo - http://aspn.ActiveState.com/ASPN/About/Komodo
Komodo is a complete, powerful development environment for Perl and other languages. Komodo also includes the Rx Toolkit, which provides the unique ability to interactively step through a regular expression as it is being matched, providing support for one of the most difficult technologies used in scripting languages.

Visual Perl - http://aspn.ActiveState.com/ASPN/Downloads/VisualPerl
Visual Perl is ActiveState's Perl plug-in for Visual Studio.NET. Within Visual Studio.NET, Visual Perl provides a full-featured integrated development environment that includes all the features of a modern IDE such as rich syntax aware editor, method tips, online help, and debugger support.

MED - http://www.utopia-planitia.de/indexus.html
MED is a powerful shareware text editor for programmers, currently available for the platforms Windows 9x/NT4.0/2000.

GNU Emacs for Windows - http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/voelker/ntemacs.html
"Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor."

VIM - http://www.vim.org
The "Vi IMproved" editor -- Now with Perl support. VIM provides Perl syntax highlighting, and a Perl interface. The Perl interface provides the ability to run a Perl command or run a Perl command for each line in a range. For more information on Perl support, see the Perl and VIM help page.

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