I have used drip tape in my vegie garden for 8 years or so. The tape works OK, but doesn’t turn corners, and tends to develop leaks. I generally tape over the small leaks with electrical tape, and replace the run when it has too many repairs. Also gophers seem to like chewing thru it.
I plan to trial some of the hard emitter hose (like the mainline PE hose but with emitters installed at regular intervals). That is supposed to be more durable than tape, but of course is more expensive too.
Ultimately no type of irrigation is permanent. Everything wears out and breaks eventually. But using the thicker walled emitter tubes seems to be the most durable of the drip options.