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Padre Features

Features of Padre, the Perl IDE

List of existing and planned features with links to description of each feature with relevant tickets and test cases to make sure the features are implemented correctly.

Perl-specific features


Feature requests and ideas from other sources

In this section we have lists of features taken from verious articles and web sites comparing tools and even from other IDEs.

For each feature we first link it to a related ticket but later on we will point to the description of our implementation of that feature.

From Perlmonks

Perlmonks has a table comparing features of IDEs and editors to be used for Perl development.

The table can be found at Perl Development Tools

TODO: add links to the relevant Feature Pages

Feature Status or link to ticket
Perl Exclusive Why is yes considered good here?
Free yes - Under the "perl" license.
Perl Engine Any - Padre itself runs on 5.8.7 or higher but your code can run on any version of perl
Syntax Checking yes
Syntax colouring yes
Autoindent yes
Incremental search yes
Bracket Completition and Matching yes
Folding see under Visual Editor Effects
Var tree see in Outline
Code browser see in Outline
Debugger Perl 5 Debugger
Stepping See Debugger
Breakpoints See Debugger
Watches See Debugger
Var evaluation See Debugger
Stack module See Debugger
Bookmarks yes
Suggest & complete see #67 but add more
Identify errors also Syntax Checking
Interactive shell
Code snippets yes
Control version Integrated Version Control
Multi document yes
Split View
IME Multilingual Input Method Editor
Docs & Help viewer yes
Module installer
WEB Integrated Web Server
FTP #12 Read and write over ftp protocol (modify the program at remote server)
HTML export #112 To export the source of program with the syntax colouring.
Linux Download
BSD Download FreeBSD and Download NetBSD
Mac OS X Download MacOSX
Windows Download Windows

From Perl Needs Better Tools

Perl Needs Better Tools by Matisse Enzer

Feature Status or link to ticket
Syntax coloring
Real Time Syntax Checking
Version control integration
Code-assist editor
Excellent refactoring support Refactoring Perl 5 code
Tree view of source files and resources
Support for creating and running unit tests Automated Build and Test
Language-specific help Context Sensitive 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

From Enlightened Perl

Work together with the folks at Enlightened Perl to see how Padre can provide a GUI for their efforts. Look at Task::Kensho a list of recommended module and see how Padre can provide a GUI (via a plugin or in core Padre) for them.

From Competitors

See the Competitor Analysis

From Eclipse EPIC

Eclipse CDT - C/C++ Development Tooling Eclipse Java development tools (JDT)

Some of these features are only relevant (or possible) for C/C++ or Java

Feature Status or link to ticket
Find all references
Find definition/declaration/usage
Type Hierarchy
Call Hierarchy (or call graph)
Source navigation
Syntax highlighting
Code folding under Visual Editor Effects
Hyperlink navigation
Include browser
Project creation Project Skeleton Generation
Managed build for various toolchains
Standard make build Via Run menu
Macro definition browser
Code generation partly (File -> New...)
Visual debugging tools
Memory, registers, and disassembly viewers
Directory Browser