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Re^3: favorite perl mode for Emacs?

by Joost (Canon)
on Oct 24, 2009 at 22:12 UTC ( [id://803077] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: favorite perl mode for Emacs?
in thread favorite perl mode for Emacs?

The CPAN link (which is the 5.25 version distributed with perl 5.10) is older, at least according to the version number/date than the v6.2 one in the "official" distribution @ Ilya's site

The other versions mentioned in emacswiki are probably based on/synched with the 6.2 version mentioned above, and may have some updates that ilya's version doesn't have, like more 5.10 syntax support.

In any case you will get a cperl-mode distributed with both emacs and perl, and if you use fairly recent versions of either you should get at least one usable version of cperl-mode. If you want to get the best mode you can get, you should probably start with ilya's site and then explore the other links on emacswiki to see what version suits you most.

As for me, I'm mostly writing perl 5.8 compatible code at the moment and Ilya's 6.2 version works fine for that.

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Re^4: favorite perl mode for Emacs?
by LanX (Saint) on Oct 25, 2009 at 01:14 UTC
    Beware: You should stick with the bundled cperl-mode version. Loading another version can cause strange problems.

    see fontification problem with PODs

    Better update to the newest emacs, the cvs trunk of 23 has already cperl 6.2 included.

    It's not necessarily caused by Ilya, the emacs-team is regularly changing details, even his code.

    Cheers Rolf