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From Rafiq Ismail <>
Subject Re: PerlEditor - Freeware or Trialware
Date Wed, 26 Dec 2001 14:12:21 GMT
On 25 Dec 2001, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> >>>>> "Anand" == Anand Ratnasabapathy <> writes:
> Anand> Can any one help me with a Nice Editor for 
> Anand> working on Perl-cgi,
> Anand> Must be trial or freeware for me to test.
> GNU Emacs is free.
Given that you're talking about 'trial' and 'freeware' I assume this is
for Win32?  There is a version of XEmacs for Windows, which I've used and
have to admit is pretty good.  It really looks and feels like XEmacs.  
You'll also be able to learn all your fancy key-mappings and take them
straight over to Xnix boxes.  Provided that emacs is installed, that is.

My second favourite windows editor is pfe which you could probably also
search for.  No special perl-friendliness, however I've used it with
prolog and java in the past.  You can set up macros to load things
straight into a debugger or to start up a compiler, thus I don't see why
you can't pipe straight to a perl -d session?

There is also a version of vim which runs under windows, although I
haven't personally tried this out; you might want to?  VI is a standard
editor on Xnix boxes and might be a useful tool to master if you're going
to ever start working on native platforms - well not native, but UNIX
based.  I'm think it likely that the windows version may offer syntax
highlighting under perl.  You'll have to check the doccos:

Hope that helps?

Merry Christmas, a day belated, :)


Rafiq Ismail

Software Engineer and Systems Administrator

"All the best people in life seem to like Linux." - Steve Wozniak

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