Perl for Visual Studio Code
This extension aims to bring code intelligence for the Perl language to Visual Studio Code, mainly through the use of Exuberant Ctags.
Formatting is also supported with use of Perl::Tidy.
This extension is current modeled after how I work with Perl, so your mileage may vary.
How To Use
Follow the instructions below to install
ctags, and then open a file with the language mode
perl. If the file is in a workspace, a
.vstags file will be created automatically and updated on save. if you open a file when not in a workspace tags will be generated on the fly but some functionality will not be enabled. You can also force generation of tags with the command "Perl: Generate Tags" (ex. after a git checkout).
By default the extension will look for a
ctags executable in your path, you can specify a diffrent executable with the setting
You can install ctags with the package manager homebrew.
brew install ctags
You can install ctags with the package manager chocolatey
choco install ctags
You can install ctags with your prefered package manager.
# Debian-based systems (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.)
apt-get install exuberant-ctags
# Red Hat-based systems (Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS)
yum install ctags
Perl::Tidy and make sure it's available on your
PATH or specify it's location in the
perl.perltidy setting. If the value for
perl.perltidy is left empty, no formatting will be applied.
If you are using docker you can specify in the setting
perl.perltidyContainer the name of a container in which you have installed
The arguments to perltidy are specified with the
perl.perltidyArgs setting. This is an array in which each element is a string to be passed to perltidy as a command-line argument (including the leading dash). The default is not to pass any arguments.