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Re: Komodo seems unpopular here

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 08, 2005 at 15:25 UTC ( #437582=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Komodo seems unpopular here

I use the same debugging and developing tools I use with Perl as I use with shell, awk, C, C++, Java, Python, SQL, HTML, Pascal, Ruby, FORTRAN, and whatever else I've coded in, as well: vi (or a vi-clone like vim, nvi, elvis) and print or assert statements. That method has worked for me for the past 25 years, everywhere. Be it Solaris, SunOS, AIX, SCO, HP-UX, BSD, Linux, Cygwin, and some (Unix) platforms I can't remember - basically, any platform I've used since 1980. Any platform I bother to sit down at has vi. Even when installed freshly out of the box.

I don't see a reason to switch away from a solution that's cross-platform, cross-language, works everywhere (well, everywhere in my world), is free (as in beer, often also in speech), has worked for the past 25 years (well, longer, but that was before my time), and will most likely work for at least till my retirement, and probably continue to work long after that as well.

But if Komodo works for you, go for it.

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Re^2: Komodo seems unpopular here
by The Mad Hatter (Priest) on Mar 08, 2005 at 19:59 UTC
    While I don't have nearly the breadth of experience as the Anonymonk, this is also my preferred solution. It Just Works and usually isn't difficult at all.
Re^2: Komodo seems unpopular here
by CloneArmyCommander (Friar) on Mar 09, 2005 at 15:02 UTC
    I have not been a user as long (of Perl or, to be honest, computers :), but I have also placed most of my development into the hands of vi.

    I mostly like the convenience of (on my Linux computer at least, the one I have for DOS is just because I have the tendency to want to use UNIX commands when I switch over) being able to write my code, then suspend vi, test the code (at the risk of sounding like a newcomer for something so simple) with warnings and strict to catch problems, then I can just bring unsuspend vi to make corrections.
Re^2: Komodo seems unpopular here
by Scarborough (Hermit) on Mar 11, 2005 at 16:41 UTC
    Your a man how knows what he likes. Good on you!!!

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