Eclipse Perl Integration (EPIC)

Edit, run, debug Perl scripts and applications. Test and evaluate regular expressions.

Download Eclipse Perl Integration (EPIC) 0.6.4 for EasyEclipse 1.2.2:

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Download Eclipse Perl Integration (EPIC) 0.6.20 for EasyEclipse 1.3:

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EPIC is an open-source Perl IDE for the Eclipse platform. Features supported are syntax highlighting, on the fly syntax check, content assist, perldoc support, source formatter, templating support and a Perl debugger. A regular expression plugin and support for the eSpell spellchecker are also available.

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Installing this plugin

This plugin is in the EasyEclipse for LAMP distribution.

You can also install it on any EasyEclipse distribution, because it has no dependencies.

To use this plugin, you need XAMPP: Recommended Apache, PHP, Perl and MySQL distribution and installer.

Getting started

Help is available for this plugin, in the Help > Help Contents menu in EasyEclipse.

It also includes a view including the Perl language documentation, accessible by selecting Window > Show View > Others... then EPIC > PerlDoc.

Before using EPIC, you must ensure that the Perl interpreter is found: open the Window > Preference dialog, Perl EPIC tab, and verify that the Perl executable is correctly defined. On MacOSX and Linux, no change should be needed, since Perl is installed and usually on the path. On Windows, you will need to download Perl (see below for URL).

You can then create a Perl project by selecting File > New > Project, Perl > Perl Project. Then it is best to switch to the Perl perspective using Window > Open Perspective > Other..., then selecting Perl. You can then add a perl file using File > New > Perl File, and, once you have added content, running by right-clicking on the file and select Run As > Perl Local. Note that the console will not open automatically if the program that you are running sends output to the console.

To use the Regular Expression tester, open the Regex view by selecting Window > Show View > Others... then EPIC > RegExp
To use the debugger, you need to switch to the Debug perspective. It is possible to use the debugger without installing PadWalker, but in this case local variables won't be shown.

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Changes in EasyEclipse 1.3.1:

Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.2: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.1: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.0.0:

Credits and License

Credits: Jochen Luell, Stephan Ruehl, EPIC Project Team

Copyright (c) by the EPIC Project Team.

This plugin is licensed under the Common Public License 1.0 license.


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