If so, where should that focus begin?
I would focus on solving an actual problem (actual debugging), not teaching perl5db -- learning perl5db commands should be a side-effect of solving a problem using perl5db
I understand this may be more ambitious undertaking :)
Why? Because I've learned some debugger commands, but I still do my debugging with print ( Data::Dump::dd actually ), maybe you can teach me something?
Its like every $language-oop tutorial, teaches the how not the why, what each button does, not when to use it -- good examples can do both
speaking of perl5db :) have you seen ebug/ebug_wx?
Are debuggers good? Well, you can't debug everything with them :) ( Preventing BEGIN blocks from being run in the debugger? )
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||