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Re: Re: Unbelievably Obvious Debugging Tip

by benrwebb (Scribe)
on Apr 27, 2004 at 20:54 UTC ( #348641=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Unbelievably Obvious Debugging Tip
in thread Unbelievably Obvious Debugging Tip

My only concern with that is people who work from a non-UNIX terminal. As I recall, the closest windows alternative (without loading Cygwin) is type, which of course has none of those options. Personally, I tend to agree with the original poster, I delimit my variables when writing logging or debugging output.
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Re: Unbelievably Obvious Debugging Tip
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Apr 27, 2004 at 21:36 UTC
    Man, those Windows users are such lazy bastards. Too damn lazy to install a decent Unix toolkit, and too damn lazy to write a trivial Perl program. All they can do is whine that a solution is too Unix specific (never mind the fact that an open source solution for any Unix toolkit is available, not something we can say about Windows tools, can we?) Djees, you give them Perl - the portable Unix - and they still aren't satisfied.
    #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; no warnings qw /syntax/; use Getopt::Long; my ($show_ends, $show_tabs, $show_nonprinting); GetOptions ("A|show-all" => sub {$show_ends = 1; $show_tabs = 1; $show_nonprinting = 1}, "e" => sub {$show_ends = 1; $show_nonprinting = 1}, "E|show-ends" => sub {$show_ends = 1}, "t" => sub {$show_tabs = 1; $show_nonprinting = 1}, "T|show-tabs" => sub {$show_tabs = 1}, "v|show-nonprinting" => sub {$show_nonprinting = 1}, ); while (<>) { chomp; s/([\x80-\xFF])/"M-" . chr (ord ($1) - 0x80)/eg if $show_nonprinti +ng; s/([\x00-\x08])/"^" . chr (ord ($1) + 0x40)/eg if $show_nonprinti +ng; s/([\x0A-\x1F])/"^" . chr (ord ($1) + 0x40)/eg if $show_nonprinti +ng; s/\x7F/^?/g if $show_nonprinti +ng; s/\x09/^I/g if $show_tabs; s/$/\$/ if $show_ends; print "$_\n"; } __END__
    Took less than 15 minutes to write and test.


Re: Re: Re: Unbelievably Obvious Debugging Tip
by DrHyde (Prior) on Apr 28, 2004 at 11:36 UTC
    Those who work without a decent set of tools get no sympathy from me. Either they are fools, or they work for fools. In both cases, the fool is the one who suffers from reduced productivity, which is as it should be.
      Who is the more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows him?
        Whilst we're at it: Never argue with a fool in public, people may not be able to tell who is the fool.

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