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Re: Reverse Engineering Perl Tool?

by quidity (Pilgrim)
on Dec 08, 2000 at 16:53 UTC ( #45730=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Reverse Engineering Perl Tool?

You might want to use Deparse to show you the reduced syntax, this will produce slightly prettier output, which might help you a little.

# bad perl print $foo; s/dog/cat/gm; m%foo%; FOO: for ($foo) { /dog/ && do {last FOO}; /cat/ && do {$dog = 'rabbit' +};} exit(0) or die "wooot?";

When run through Deparse:

bash-2.03$ perl -MO=Deparse syntax OK print $foo; s/dog/cat/gm; /foo/; FOO: foreach $_ ($foo) { if (/dog/) { last FOO; } if (/cat/) { $dog = 'rabbit'; } } die 'wooot?' unless exit 0;

As you can see, some bits get clearer, while others get a little more murky, but it's a useful tool.

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