I'll take a look at your project, but to be honest I wouldn't want to
'use' an IDE for training. I'm teaching Perl, not how to use a
programming tool. Personally I've been using Komodo Edit lately and been
quite happy with the most recent version.

For me there is only one item that is critically important for a class
though, and that is that whatever editor/IDE used in a workshop have
solid syntax highlighting support (well, as well as the usual
cut/copy/paste/undo etc. ;). Generally selecting an editor is part of
working with the IT staff at the location where I'll run the workshop.
If there is one that the organization has 'standardized' on I'll use
that, and if not I'll suggest one or two appropriate to the platform.
When the workshop starts I then tell the students that if they have
access to an editor they like better they should feel free to use that


On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 17:31 +0300, Gabor Szabo wrote:
> Hi ppl,
> So I have a new little project called Padre to become an IDE for Perl.
> I talked about it with quite a lot of people on YAPC::EU.
> The immediate response of most of them was that they don't need any IDE
> as they are ok with vi or emacs.
> After some more explaining they did like some of the ideas but mostly they
> agreed that the main target might be people with little or no Perl background,
> especially from the Windows world.
> As you - the trainers - encounter such people quite often I wonder what do
> you currently use during training? What do you recommend to your students?
> I for one usually cannot give them vi or emacs as they don't know
> either of those.
> In my classes they are usually using Notepad++.
> If you can imagine something that is better than what you have now,
> what would that be? What do you feel is missing from the current environment
> of your students?
> If you would like to check out the project, its web site is
>                                 http://padre.perlide.org/
> but you can install if from CPAN directly as well.
> regards
>    Gabor
Sean Quinlan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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