[Israel.pm] Best perl IDE (including debugger)

Roey Almog (Infoneto Ltd) almog at infoneto.co.il
Wed Dec 2 04:04:36 PST 2009


Couple we did a survey for this the best IDE was Komodo - it works (it
has some quirks though).
Currently we use Komodo for all our regular Perl development. It is
not free but it works well enough for us to invest money buying
licenses. It is actively maintained and support other languages too.

Opti Perl was second best however the trial version was too limited
for real trial but what we did tried was quit well, however the last
version is from February 2008...

I used Open Perl IDE  it is free and very easy for beginners but not
actively developed any more - see sourceforge

I tried EPIC couple of years ago but it was not working well enough -
some time the debugger worked some times not...

For online debugging of CGI scripts we use PTKDB (see CPAN) it so easy
and light weight

Padre seems promising, but the debugger is show stopper here.


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Yossi Itzkovich
> <Yossi.Itzkovich at ecitele.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > What do you consider the best IDE for Perl ? I would like to hear your opinion for a free one also.
> > My parameters:  Good code editor that "knows" perl,  Debugger (with GUI).
> >
> > What do you say ?
> What, no one has any opinion on this?
> When I asked what is your favorite IDE/Editor for Perl I got tons of responses.
> Here are the results of the stats:  http://perlide.org/poll200911/
> The situations is that many people use vim/emacs or some programmers
> editor on windows
> such as notepad++. None of these have a debugger in it. Some people use perl -d
> for debugging, others use Devel::ptkdb which is actually quite nice.
> Then there is Eclipse+EPIC which is an IDE and it has debugger for
> Perl and if that
> is your requirement then this is the most advanced thing you can get.
> The problems with it
> is that the development of EPIC is stalled and if you would like to
> contribute you need to
> do that in Java.
> Komodo of ActiveState also has those features but it costs money
> (the free version does not have the debugger).
> And then there is Padre. It still does not have a working debugger in
> it, so it might not fit your
> requirements yet but it is developing nicely and has several good
> features the other two IDEs
> don't have. It is written in Perl, so you can easily contribute to it
> and maybe even add the
> debugger. http://padre.perlide.org/
> Of course I am slightly biased ;-)
> Gabor
> http://szabgab.com/
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