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Perl Builder 2.0
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Feature

Standard
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Professional
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General

Platforms supported
Windows Windows
Linux*
Distribution Media Download CD-ROM
Open multiple main scripts in the IDE and select the active script for debugging. (The standard version allows only one main script to be open at a time. However both versions support opening modules/libraries)        
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Editor Features

Full-featured programmer's editor with customizable Perl color-syntax highlighting, autoindentation and customizable keyboard commands
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Editor scripts let you automate editor functions by writing Perl code check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
Prompts for function parameters for the core Perl functions as you type. (Similar to the prompting in VB, Delphi, Visual Studio, etc.) check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
Edit Windows give Perl Builder Professional a mulitwindow (MDI) interface, so you can open and edit files in separate windows. check.gif (896 bytes)
Code templates let you save snippets of code which can later be inserted with a hotkey check.gif (896 bytes)
AutoReplace/AutoCorrect lets you specify strings so that the editor automatically corrects errors or replaces abbreviations with the full text check.gif (896 bytes)
"Mouse-over" bracket matching. Just place the cursor over any bracket {} to highlight its partner (Both Standard and Professional versions also
have keyboard command bracket matching)
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Navigation/Online Help Features

Subroutine navigator makes it easy to jump directly to any subroutine in the current module

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Powerful bookmark system check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
Context sensitive help for built-in Perl functions (just click a Perl function name in your code and press F1) check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
Easy access to Perl documentation in HTML (Windows) or Manpages (Linux) from within the IDE check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
Pod Viewer lets you view pod documentation which is embedded in a module in a floating window. The Pod viewer formats the text and provides a table of contents for navigation check.gif (896 bytes)
Debugging Features

Full-featured visual debugger integrated directly with the editor

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Supports all standard debugging features: breakpoints, watches, stepping, evaluate/modify, dump complex/nested variables, double click a compiler error to jump to the problem line, etc check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
"Mouse-over" variable inspection: just hold the mouse over a variable to inspect its value check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
CGI Simulation lets you debug/test CGI scripts on your desktop without a webserver check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
Full support for non-CGI scripts, including command line, interactive, Perl/TK, etc check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
Debug complex CGI scripts directly in your browser--without the need for a webserver on your PC. (Not available on Linux) check.gif (896 bytes)
Enhanced support for debugging "daisy chained" scripts--where output from a script includes a form which calls the same or another script check.gif (896 bytes)
Color syntax highlighting for HTML script output check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
CGI Wizard Features

Automatically generate CGI scripts to handle any form
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Visually design a script to validate user input, send email, save data to a log file on the server, and generate HTML output--all without writing code check.gif (896 bytes) check.gif (896 bytes)
Performance Timing Tools        

Built-in tools make it easy to time portions of your code in order to optimize your scripts (Not available on Linux)
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* The Linux version has specific system requirements and is currently designated as "pre-release". Please see the Perl Builder 2.0 for Linux page for details.

 

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