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Perl::LanguageServer - Language Server and Debug Protocol Adapter for Perl

This is a Language Server and Debug Protocol Adapter for Perl

It implements the Language Server Protocol which provides
syntax-checking, symbol search, etc. Perl to various editors, for
example Visual Studio Code or Atom.

https://microsoft.github.io/language-server-protocol/specification

It also implements the Debug Adapter Protocol, which allow debugging
with various editors/includes

https://microsoft.github.io/debug-adapter-protocol/overview

To use both with Visual Studio Code, install the extension "perl"

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=richterger.perl

Any comments and patches are welcome.

FEATURES

* Language Server

  * Syntax checking
  * Symbols in file
  * Symbols in workspace/directory
  * Goto Definition
  * Find References
  * Supports multiple workspace folders
  * Document and selection formatting via perltidy
  * Run on remote system via ssh

* Debugger

  * Run, pause, step, next, return
  * Support for coro threads
  * Breakpoints 
  * Conditional breakpoints
  * Breakpoints can be set while programm runs and for modules not yet loaded
  * Variable view, can switch to every stack frame or coro thread
  * Set variable
  * Watch variable
  * Tooltips with variable values
  * Evaluate perl code in debuggee, in context of every stack frame of coro thread
  * Automatically reload changed Perl modules while debugging
  * Debug multiple perl programm at once
  * Run on remote system via ssh

INSTALLATION

To install this module, run the following commands:

	perl Makefile.PL
	make
	make test
	make install

NOTE: Only tested with Perl 5.18 and newer. So in case you want to use
is with older versions of Perl slight modifications might be necessary.

To use it with Visual Studio Code, install the extension "perl"


SUPPORT AND DOCUMENTATION

After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the
perldoc command.

    perldoc Perl::LanguageServer

Presentation on German Perl Workshop 2020:

    https://github.com/richterger/Perl-LanguageServer/blob/master/docs/Perl-LanguageServer%20und%20Debugger%20f%C3%BCr%20Visual%20Studio%20Code%20u.a.%20Editoren%20-%20Perl%20Workshop%202020.pdf

You can also look for information at:

    Github:
        https://github.com/richterger/Perl-LanguageServer

    RT, CPAN's request tracker (report bugs here)
        http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Perl-LanguageServer

    CPAN Ratings
        http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/Perl-LanguageServer

    MetaCPAN
        https://metacpan.org/release/Perl-LanguageServer


LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2018-2020 grichter

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a
copy of the full license at:

L<http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0>

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