Course of Raku / Essentials

Editors and IDEs for programming in Raku

The Raku programs are written as plain text and usually are kept in text files (the exception are the programs that you run online or in the command line or prepare to be executed via EVAL or some other rare cases).

It is assumed that the program source is a UTF-8 text. You can thus use any text editor that does not save formatting instructions in the document. While you can use vim, or nano, or emacs, or mcedit and be happy with your choice, you may also want to try a couple of currently trending applications.

Here are the links to the popular IDEs.

  • Visual Studio Code — available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux
  • Comma — the Raku IDE built specifically for programming in Raku; available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

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