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Padre will have lots of features and it will be compared to other Editors and IDEs used for Perl development. Here we can list the features being compared on some places and make sure Padre will support them.

Listed on Perl Development Tools

TODO: add links to the relevant tickets

Feature Status or link to ticket Comment
Perl Exclusive Why is yes considered good here?
Free yes
Perl Engine Any
Syntax Checking see #23
Syntax colouring Perl yes but see #6
Auto indent #16 + add more specific
Incremental search #60
Bracket matching y
Folding #61
Var tree #62 The tool show the set of var you use along the code
Code browser #63 The tool show the layout (class, methods, functions, etc.)
Debugger #11
Stepping #11
Breakpoints #11
Watches #11
Var evaluation #11 At debugger phase you can see the value of var
Stack module #11 View the stack of modules called
Suggest & complete see #67 but add more
Identify errors
Interactive shell
Code snippets You can store and retrieve set of lines of code
Project #10
Control version
Multi document
Split view #64
IME Multilingual Input Method Editor
Docs & Help viewer
Module installer Integration with CPANPLUS wx interface?
WEB #31 #32 It have a web server integrated for cgi test
FTP #12 Read and write over ftp protocol (modify the program at remote server)
HTML export To export the source of program with the syntax colouring.
Linux yes
Mac OS X yes
Windows yes

Perl Needs Better Tools by Matisse Enzer

Feature Status or link to ticket Comment
Syntax-coloring yes, #6
Real-Time Syntax-checking #23
Version control integration
Code-assist editor
Excellent refactoring support
Tree view of source files and resources
Support for creating and running unit tests #10 #65
Language-specific help
Run your code under a debugger with real-time display of results
Automatic reformatting of code.
handling of multiple languages
Automated build and test

What is Padre?

Taken from an e-mail I wrote:

It will include a debugger.

It will include at least a simple GUI designer. (There are probably some better ones out there). It will include a test runner with a gui to see TAP.

As it is written in Perl, it will include anything you will be ready to code too.

The SQLite db is used mainly for the podreader. Padre currently can index (the names of) all the modules on your system and it was planned to have a search capability for modules/functions/etc. Recently I heard that there is a GSOC project creating a podreader in Wx so it might be better to integrate with that than to improve the one currently in Padre.

It is very early in the development but you can already use it. It is still weaker than almost any editor but I hope some ppl will like the idea to have a portable IDE for Perl and will help me out with the project.