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(redmist) Re: Are debugging skills atrophying?

by redmist (Deacon)
on Apr 28, 2001 at 01:16 UTC ( #76271=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Are debugging skills atrophying?

This is where Laziness comes in. I have been too Lazy to learn the debugger, so I incorporate debugging code into my program itself. Who was it who said, "Never underestimate the power of print statements in debugging"?

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Re: (redmist) Re: Are debugging skills atrophying?
by dws (Chancellor) on Apr 28, 2001 at 01:27 UTC
    That's a good strategy when you're working on your own stuff, but I wager you'll need a bigger bag of tricks when working on a multi-100KLoc probject with over a dozen developers.

    At some point in every project I've ever been on, there's a BUG that wasn't foreseen or caught by careful iterative development and testing. Then the fun begins.

      Agreed. Greater amounts of code require greater tools.

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        Although I've been coding Perl (actually coding period) ,for only about 6 mos, I've already learned the value in coding in small snippets, as well as the use of print statements....(I throw them everywhere in cgi forms...etc), it helps me to see if what I think I have ....I have. But perl -d is still cryptic.....

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