FAQ 3.12 Where can I get perl-mode or cperl-mode for emacs?

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3.12: Where can I get perl-mode or cperl-mode for emacs?

    Since Emacs version 19 patchlevel 22 or so, there have been both a
    perl-mode.el and support for the Perl debugger built in. These should
    come with the standard Emacs 19 distribution.

    Note that the perl-mode of emacs will have fits with "main'foo" (single
    quote), and mess up the indentation and highlighting. You are probably
    using "main::foo" in new Perl code anyway, so this shouldn't be an

    For CPerlMode, see http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/CPerlMode


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