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Using the Perl Debugger (-d)by Melly (Hermit)
|on Jan 25, 2007 at 13:23 UTC||Need Help??|
Melly has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm not sure if this is a Meditation or a SoPW, but it's certainly a confession of sorts.... (monks, confession, oh never mind...)
I have never knowingly run a perl program with the -d switch (correction, I've run programs with the -d switch - but more out of curiosity rather than with useful intent).
I suspect that this might be a fairly common confession - particularly for self-taught coders and/or those without a background in C, C++, whatever...
Instead, my code tends to look like:
So... is this the sort of thing that I should be using the perl debugger for? And, if so, how? And are there times where "$debug" is a better approach?
AFAIK this site doesn't have much in the way of a debugger tutorial, so give me some good answers and I'll try and compile the best advice into one.
Tom Melly, firstname.lastname@example.org