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I think the perl debugger is not that fun.

I usually resort to tracing with any means possible... Either the program is going in the wrong direction, or it's going the right way, but carrying around the wrong data. Data::Dumper is usually used at selected points in the trace, and tracing info is added in binary search order.

I hacked Class::Publisher to allow to to say Class::Publisher->add_subscriber('*' => sub { warn "@_" }); and get a trace of events. In my recent project this helps a lot.

I use throaway warns with Data::Dumper, or without, a lot. Data::Dumper usually helps if the objects stringify, which is sometimes the case.

I sometimes use Devel:: modules to help me get more output, or better intersected output.

Someday I'd like to say that I make use of ddd, though. Or maybe Dominus will finish the new debugger... =P

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