|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Re^4: Hacking Debugger bugs connected to $^Dby LanX (Chancellor)
|on Apr 24, 2013 at 21:59 UTC||Need Help??|
> it is just awful and way above and beyond my level of comprehension.
Yeah it takes time! I admit that I was very frustrated at the beginning.
This code seems to have grown out of a Perl4 predecessor, the basic structure must have been designed 15-20 years ago. It depends on some obscure perlguts.
Mostly package vars, very long routines, nested flows, many AND-for-IF constructs, a bag of completely unknown features, wild package structures ( dumpValue lives in main!!! WTF ?)
At least someone took the effort to re-document it with nested PODs (which OTOH doesn't facilitate refactoring at all)
But mastering it gives a very powerful tool. And it's a key tool, we need to keep it running.
( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)
still talking about v1.30, haven't looked in the newest on yet.