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Re^2: Slow evolution of Perl = Perl is a closed Word

by Taulmarill (Deacon)
on Aug 31, 2007 at 11:27 UTC ( #636298=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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First of all, i have to say that everything about IDEs is IMO a question of personal preferences. There is no absolute answer.
I use vim with auto indent and no syntax highlighting. This is, because first of all vim is immensely powerful. Also i like the fact, that my hands don't have to leave the keyboard for using the mouse ... ever. Also i think using a terminal window with 80x24 chars is motivating to write compact and elegant code. This also makes me think more about the code i write, which IMO results in better quality code.
What most IDEs do i just do in multiple terminal windows. I.e. keeping track of log or error files using tail, starting a debugger and so on. Many functions build in IDEs are there to replace common CLI tools anyway.

I'll admit that i have not spend that much time looking at and working with IDEs, so maybe I've just not seen the light yet...
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Re^3: Slow evolution of Perl = Perl is a closed Word
by dsheroh (Monsignor) on Aug 31, 2007 at 16:32 UTC
    In the past, I've spent a lot of time working in IDEs, mostly because I was using proprietary languages where the IDE and the compiler were tightly coupled. Some were pretty good, others not so much. I've come away from it convinced that an IDE is a terrific tool for developing GUIs, since you can get all the draggy-droppy form creation and so forth.

    But I've never much liked making GUIs. I mostly write back-end server code by preference and web apps by necessity (i.e., that's where most of the paying work seems to be), so my preferred "IDE", like yours, consists of several xterms running some mix of vim, bash, tail, top, or maybe a couple other things and a nearby Firefox window, whether for testing web code in development, looking up reference materials, or occasionally dropping by the monastery to check out the latest rumors of Perl's demise.

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