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Re^4: Hacking Debugger bugs connected to $^D

by LanX (Canon)
on Apr 24, 2013 at 21:59 UTC ( #1030545=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Hacking Debugger bugs connected to $^D
in thread Hacking Debugger bugs connected to $^D

> 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.

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

UPDATE

still talking about v1.30, haven't looked in the newest on yet.


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