in reply to
Re: Are debuggers good?
in thread How to debug unknown dynamic code?
Two Whoops for this. I've never found the debugger to
be remotely useful. The pain of using it outweighs the
value. I use the debugger to understand behavior of
code or algos, I use prints or warn logging to find bugs
when I'm too lazy to refactor the code that got out of
About half the time, I just rewrite the section in
multiple pieces and the bug "goes away". Heck, I rarely open
the debugger on _C_ code unless I need to find out what was on
the stack at a core. Perl is ever so much better than
that, I just can't imagine that it is very useful.
Update I wouldn't go so far as to say
that gdb rocks my world but it has sure made working with
big bad C quite a bit easier. Still, I usually don't pick
it up will there is a nasty problem.
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