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Emacs offers even more ways to do it than Perl's TIMTOWTDI .
This demonstration will show how to combine some .el packages to
create a neatly integrated and productive Perl development
environment. (well from the authors perspective)
Intended audience are Emacs users trying to navigate thru all these
After a short introduction into emacs (v24) for non-users we'll
concentrate on builtin Perl support and how to add some other language
agnostic projects to approach the author's IDE of what an IDE should
* === For starters: Overwiew of Emacs goodies and myth-busting
- open source
- available on all development platforms
- runs in windows and TTY
- start-up time and memory consumption comparable to VIM ( != VI) just
try "emacs -nw -Q"
- package management for a huge universe of extensions
- CUA shortcut emulations for "modern" applications C-x C-v C-z C-a
- VIM shortcut emulation evil-mode (includes text objects)
- regional undo Undo only in selected text.
* === Out-of-The-Box support
What comes already builtin for Perl?
The Standard mode for Perl features, including
- imenu easy navigation for subs
- auto indentation
- code transformation prettifying regex convert postfix <-> prefix
"if" , "unless", etc
- compile options
- formatting options akin to perltidy
- documentation display
Perl debugger integration, stepping through original file
Interactive syntax check while typing by running "perl -c" in
avoid typos of identifiers by expanding from dynamic abbreviation
* === Recommended Extension Packages
Yasnippet (Yet Another Snippet Package) emulates the Textmate snippet
features, which seem to become a standard now across all IDEs
** Auto Complete
auto-complete.el shows completion alternatives in drop-down while
typing from different sources (functions, variables, snippets,...)
** (Omni Complete)
probably covered, this is a very promising project but yet not
** ECB = Emacs Code Browser
The IDE "look an feel" with many specialized information panes to
A tiny project to interactively test Perl-regexes against text an
see the resulting matches.
Demonstrates the extensibility of emacs.
* === Visions
** PIDE I - "Perl Integrated Development for Emacs"
combining a stable set-up of Perl related el-modules and configs for
a quick start with Emacs.
** PIDE II - "Perl Integrated Development for Every editor"
Is an editor agnostic framework possible?
Snippets and Completion-rules could be provided in POD "=for IDE" to
support different projects like Moose or Mojolicious or whatever. A
simple script could parse them on editor start-up and translate them
to editor specific syntax.
|Laurent Dami (dami)|
|Victor Nițu (nightsh)|
|Hermen Lesscher (hermen)|
|Marco Pessotto (melmothx)|
|Stephen Hall (predix)|
|Jan Seidl (JaSei)|
|Mallory van Achterberg (Stomme poes)|
|Laurent Rosenfeld (lolo78)|
|Karl Rune Nilsen (krunen)|
|Gonzalo Diethelm (gonzo)|
|Søren Lund (slu)|
|Salvador Fandiño (salva)|
|Rolf Langsdorf (LanX)|