I wanted to do some Perl coding. More accurately, I wanted to resume work on an old Perl project. Details on that may follow. I needed to set up a Perl dev environment. I used Eclipse for Perl dev work in the past, but I wanted to try using this Komodo editor, mostly because I was already using it for Firefox development.
Although, I should maybe look at doing Firefox development in Eclipse… Actually, now that I think about it, I might get more functionality out of Eclipse (eg syntax checking, perldoc, etc). I should look into that in a future lazy weekend.
Anyways, here are some notes that I made after installing Komodo and ActivePerl:
- Install ActivePerl
- Install Komodo
- Configure Komodo to use the ActivePerl interpreter (/usr/local/ActivePerl-5.16/bin)
- Update your .profile file to add the ActivePerl interpreter to your PATH variable (PATH=/usr/local/ActivePerl-5.x/bin:$PATH)
- The .profile file is in your home directory (/Users/)
- Configure Komodo to include the ActivePerl user import libraries (by default, these are stored in /Users//Library/ActivePerl-5.x)