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Re: I usually debug via...

by cog (Parson)
on Feb 15, 2005 at 12:15 UTC ( #431130=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I usually debug via...

I usually don't debug, because I write tests beforehand, and code in small units. Hence, it's very rare for me to have bugs.

There :-P

(OK, OK, If I really have to, I resort to print)


Comment on Re: I usually debug via...
Re^2: I usually debug via...
by JediWizard (Deacon) on Feb 16, 2005 at 15:46 UTC

    Here! Here! Write Tests before you write code! Use iterative incremental development cycles! cog++

    Ok, so when I'm up against a wall, I use print. Sometimes when my eyes just do not see the obvious mistake, I'll come to SoPW.

    May the Force be with you
Re^2: I usually debug via...
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 21, 2005 at 22:21 UTC
    Gotta question re: unit tests. In C or C++, I'd do something like this in a foo.c/foo.cpp file:

    #define FOO_UNIT_TEST
    (various functions or objects... )
    #ifdef FOO_UNIT_TEST
    int main (int argc, char ** argv) {
    (code that tests the above )
    #endif
    
    --then I'd just compile the one file when testing, or comment out the first line when integrating.

    Is there a similar mechanism for Perl?

Re^2: I usually debug via...
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 14, 2005 at 20:35 UTC
    but what about maintenance programming and debuging the work of mortal (wo)men
      Then I guess print combined with Data::Dumper is my tool of choice :-)

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