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Perl is a very common scripting language used by both host and embedded developers. Perl is also supported when using Debug Server Scripting for CCS. The use of Perl with DSS is described at this link. There is an Eclipse plug-in package that adds support for doing Perl development within Eclipse based IDEs like CCSv4. This plug-in package is called EPIC. Features supported are syntax highlighting, on-the-fly syntax check, content assist, perldoc support, source formatter, template support and a Perl debugger. More information on EPIC is available on the EPIC website
- CCSv4.x or later.
1. Install the EPIC plug-in
In CCS go to Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install.
Select the option to "Search for new features to install" and click Next.
Click on the "New Remote Site..." button. Enter EPIC as the name and http://e-p-i-c.sf.net/updates as the update site and click Ok. Click on "Finish" to check this site for updates.
Check the box beside "EPIC" to select to install the EPIC plug-in and click "Next".
Follow the plug-in wizard, review and accept the license terms. You may be prompted that some of the files are unsigned, select "Install All".
2. Restart CCS
It may ask you to restart the workbench say yes to close CCS and restart it.
3. Open the EPIC Perspective
Go to the Window->Open Perspective and select Other
In the dialog select "Perl" to open the Perl development perspective.
You can now use EPIC to develop Perl scripts.