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Re: debugging - straw poll ...

by rjbs (Pilgrim)
on Aug 23, 2005 at 12:14 UTC ( #485889=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to debugging - straw poll ...

I use the dumper all the time, probably nearly every day at work. It's super-useful and simple to use. That doesn't mean I don't use the debugger. I break the debugger out about once a week, maybe more. Sometimes I use it as a REPL by invoking it with perl -de0 and sometimes I use it to actually debug a program. (The former is more common.) Like most debuggers, it's a little weird and takes a while to get used to using. It's an extremely useful tool, though, and you should know how to use it. There are currently two books on the debugger. ISBN 0596005032 is a decent little quick reference. I haven't gotten my review copy of ISBN 1590594541 yet, but I expect good things.

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Re^2: debugging - straw poll ...
by danmcb (Monk) on Aug 24, 2005 at 08:21 UTC

    OK. I'm taking a look at the debugger tut. I think it was probably a bit daunting when I first started the language, print and Dumper are fine for the beginner, but as you get further in more powerful tools start to pay off maybe.

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