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Re: disadvantages of perl

by SuicideJunkie (Vicar)
on Jul 02, 2009 at 17:35 UTC ( #776811=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to disadvantages of perl

Does anyone else find the debugger a bit claustrophobic? I tend to just use prints and code inspection instead.
On the upside, I suspect that it helps encourage me (with a big stick!) to keep the code clear and easy to follow at least. :)

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[stevieb]: I don't know what you mean. I write the code in C/C++ that accesses the ICs per the datasheet, wrap it for Perl, then use them. My code ensures that the functions/methods from Perl do the right thing for the chips/sensors etc
[stevieb]: At least that's what I'm working on right now. I've also been updating my automated test software Test::BrewBuild so it handles this work properly. It's not really easy meshing high level languages with low-level hardware :)

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