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Is there a free IDE for Strawberry Perl, running in Windows, that is interactive?by Amphiaraus (Beadle)
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Amphiaraus has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Is there a free IDE for Strawberry Perl, running in Windows, that is both visual and interactive?
Some of our build servers have a 32-bit Windows OS, others have a 64-bit Windows OS. Is there a free IDE for Strawberry Perl that is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems?
Currently we debug our Perl scripts by using the "-d" debug option on the command line, to go through the Perl code line-by-line. However the command line option "perl -d", is text oriented, not visual, and is very cumbersome to use.
Is there a Perl IDE that can be downloaded free, and would provide a visual interactive mode that is less cumbersome than the "perl -d" command line mode?
I have studied the Perl IDEs "Padre" and "Perl Express". I found a webpage saying the "Padre" interactive mode has quit working. I found another webpage saying that "Perl Express" contains some bugs and has not been updated since December 2005.
Currently I am studying the "Netbeans" IDE, which is freeware, and which has a plugin making it compatible with Perl. For Netbeans see https://netbeans.org/downloads/, for the Netbeans Perl plugin see http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/36183/perl-on-netbeans). Has anyone tried Netbeans + the Netbeans Perl plugin to debug Perl programs in a visual, interactive manner? Did it work successfully?
Our requirements are having a Perl IDE: a) That is visually oriented (instead of text-oriented like "perl -d"). b) Allows a Perl program to be run and debugged line-by-line, in an easy to understand visual display. c) Is Freeware. d) Is compatible with Windows OS 32-bit and Windows OS 64-bit
Is there an existing Perl IDE that can be downloaded free, that meets the requirements listed above? I need to download and test Perl IDE's on my home computer, not my work computer, so I can't do such testing at the moment