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Any perl editors list methods?

BeemerBiker
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I am using (v)10 of slickedit only because it was available and already paid for where I work. It correctly colors Perl code and shows module methods, but if I create a new module it does not know about the methods unless I tell it to "rebuild its tags".

The main problem is that it seems to know very little about DBI and Win32::ODBC methods. For example this shows "acc->" has _croak() thru with() but is missing CreateDatabase.

Attempting to expand $dbh shows nothing although DBI does list its methods in addition to "connect"


I only was able to code up
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  1. $db->TableDefs('tblYesNo')->Fields('YesNo');
only because I found the following windows vb sample script in the msdn access knowledge base:
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  1. Set f2 = db.TableDefs("tblYesNo").Fields("YesNo")
Anyway, if anyone can recommend a better editor, prefereable a free one, please let me know. I really need all the methods to be available (if that is the correct term)

thanks for looking
Feb 18 '09 #1
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numberwhun
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@BeemerBiker
I personally love to hand code and use the CPAN documentation and the perldoc documentation as my guides. But, if you are looking for a good, free editor for your Perl coding that also gives pop up guidance, then you might want to look into Active State's Komodo Edit. It is the Free version of its Komodo editor.

Regards,

Jeff
Feb 19 '09 #2

KevinADC
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I don't think an editor can list all the methods of an object. I have never seen an editor or IDE that does that. My IDE (PerlBuilder) lists all subroutines in a script but it has no option for displaying all the methods of an object, which seems pretty darn cool.
Feb 19 '09 #3

numberwhun
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@KevinADC
I completely forgot to hit on that point. The only thing the IDEs can do is show the expected format for a function/command/statement. You still have to reference any documentation on the module(s) you are trying to use.

Regards,

Jeff
Feb 19 '09 #4

KevinADC
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Evidently slickedit can do that. Not sure if its an IDE as well as an editor.
Feb 19 '09 #5

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