Friday, September 22, 2006

Ruby plug-in for Eclipse

I recently found out there is a Ruby plug-in for the Eclipse IDE: The "Ruby Development Tool."

Quick install instructions:
  1. Start up Eclipse.
  2. Help > Software Updates > Find and Install...
  3. Select "Search for new features to install"
  4. Click "Next"
  5. Click "New Remote Site..."
  6. Enter the URL of stable release branch is:
  7. Click "OK"
  8. Click "Finish"
Ruby Development Tool (RDT) web site:

Article on using RDT:

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Count Perl Code

I've started working on a module to analyze perl code report of files, lines, packages, subroutines, etc.

A report could look like this:

% path/to/directory/of/perl/code

files: 39
lines: 15929
packages: 39
subs: 336

The module is (very tentively) named Perl::Code::Analyze and uses
Adam Kennedy's PPI module for the real work.

A (very) alpha version of the module is at

Here's an example of a script that would use Perl::Code::Analyze
to produce the report shown above:


use strict;
use warnings;
use Perl::Code::Analyze;
my $analzyer = Perl::Code::Analyze->new;

my $analysis = $analzyer->analyze_files(@ARGV);

my $file_count = $analysis->file_count;
my $package_count = $analysis->package_count;
my $sub_count = $analysis->sub_count;
my $lines = $analysis->lines;

print <<"EOS";

files: $file_count
lines: $lines
packages: $package_count
subs: $sub_count