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Re^4: Neat Debugger tricks (rerun command)

by ysth (Canon)
on Nov 18, 2005 at 05:04 UTC ( #509686=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Neat Debugger tricks
in thread Neat Debugger tricks

Your wish is granted (in 5.8.5):

$ perl -de0 Loading DB routines from perl5db.pl version 1.28 Editor support available. Enter h or `h h' for help, or `man perldebug' for more help. main::(-e:1): 0 DB<1> h rerun rerun Rerun session to current position. rerun n Rerun session to numbered command. rerun -n Rerun session to number'th-to-last command.
rerun reloads the program and applies all commands you've executed in the debugger to (theoretically) get you back to the same point.


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Re^5: Neat Debugger tricks (rerun command)
by gaal (Parson) on Nov 18, 2005 at 09:14 UTC
    That's very nice, and has many uses, but isn't what I was wishing for. That's a replay of the complete flow. I want the option to goto an arbitrary line in the code of a running process. Sure, it's not obvious what that means when there are e.g. closures in effect, but I guess that's something to figure out.

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