OptiPerl Screeshots

Integrated Development


OptiPerl is the complete developing solution for Perl. Scripts can be created, edited, debugged and run all offline in a Visual Environment.

Smart syntax parsing

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OptiPerl's syntax parser can color code even the most complex perl code. It will even switch to html coding if html code is detected. You can also select from five styles on the fly or create your own.

Automatic syntax checking


Error's and warnings are generated while you type, highlighted and listed.

Box & Line coding

boxcoding.gif An amazing pioneer feature: Blocks of brackets and parenthesis can be colored and/or linked by lines and boxes, each with a different style depending on the level. Also here documents and pod elements can be colored in the background. Perl code can become an even better work of art!

Code folding


Brackets, parenthesis, here document and pod code blocks can fold. You can also have parts of your code folded by default.

Code Completion



OptiPerl will do everything possible to get subroutines, variables and pod information from used modules in your script so coding will be easier.

Local & remote debugging


Debug any script your your machine, or debug it while actually running on you web host. Tracing line-by-line, breakpoints and watches are supported.

Live evaluation of expressions


While debugging you can evaluate anything moving... As a pop-up hint window or in Watches.

Internal & Third party server support


Internal Web Server emulates how your entire web page would be on-line. Instead of 500 errors, it analyzes the output and tells you what went wrong. Also integration with other servers like apache is supported.

Rich Editing Features



OptiPerl has templates, static code completion for html elements and internal perl functions, and many tools for editing.

Code Librarian


Code Librarian stores and shares perl and html code in a ZIP format. You can also open many zip files and drag files in your code repository.

Navigation in your script


Code explorer lists elements in your program plus errors and warnings evaluated automatically. Subroutines in modules used are also listed and any pod info associated with each subroutine is shown if found. Public variables are shown with each occurence of using them.

Context - Sensitive Help


Context-sensitive help with all of perl's core and module documentation and apache documentation.

Pod Support


View POD information, embedded or standalone in a easy to use tree display.



Organize many scripts into a project and publish it.

Many Tools


Regular expression tester, perl printer, script uploader, File & FTP Explorer, perl reformatter and much much more!

Also read about Mary's programming in Perl: "Mary's little script" !