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RE: RE: RE: Debugging

by perlmonkey (Hermit)
on May 24, 2000 at 12:20 UTC ( #14517=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: RE: Debugging
in thread Debugging

I used to debug a lot like you do, it works fine. Another good trick is to abuse Data::Dumper for debugging when diving into data structures and objects. But these all can be trememdously slower sometimes, especially if the original code is not yours. I did not really start using debuggers until I got to my current job where some of the programs are 30k lines long, none of which were written by me. They are not a bad sized programs, but some were written in the most bizzare way, and no strict. Yet I still have to fix the bugs that are reported.

It is hard to get into debuggers at first, but investigate some of the gui ones like Devel::ptkdb or DDD. Getting really familiar with a good debugger is (in my opinion) one of the most advantageous things any programmer can do.


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